Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa

Pronunciation: as-KLE-pee-us too-buh-ROH-suh
SKU #00316
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description This hardy, free-flowering, and well-behaved plant needs little attention. Adorns sunny gardens with clusters of attractive red buds that open to bright orange flowers throughout summer. Tolerant of lean, unimproved soils. Ideal for naturalized areas, meadows, and borders. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun
Watering Once established, does not need water.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Fast growing, upright habit; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color Orange
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Coneflower (Echinacea); Ornamental Onion (Allium); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Salvia (Salvia); Wallflower (Erysimum)
CARE
Care Grows easily in average, well-drained soils; does not tolerates soggy soils. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Clip spent blooms after flowering, and remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.