Phonetic: as-KLEE-pee-as too-ber-OH-sah
Butterfly weed is a long lived, low maintenance, well behaved addition to a garden. Plant in groups of three for a striking effect. It is named for the multitude of butterflies attracted to the abundant amount of nectar that it produces as well as being a host plant to the monarch butterfly. Butterfly weed has a deep tap root so it does not transplant well once established.
- Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
- Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Sun
- Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
- Flower Color: Orange
- Bloom Time: June, July, August
- Soil Type: Medium - Dry
- Mature Plant Size: 2 - 3'H 2'W
- Plant Spacing: 1.5 - 2'
- Host Plant: Monarch, Queen, Grey Hairstreak
- Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
- Advantages: Deer resistant, drought/poor soil with good drainage tolerant, low maintenance
- Landscape Uses: Butterfly gardens, meadows, perennial borders, pollinator gardens
- Companion Plants: Lance leaf coreopsis, cat mint, purple coneflower, black eyed Susan
- Deer and Groundhog Resistant