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Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa

SKU
00316
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.
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Once established, does not need water.

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Botanical Pronunciationas-KLE-pee-us too-buh-ROH-suh
Average Size at MaturityFast growing, upright habit; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorOrange
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitUpright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsOnce established, does not need water.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Ornamental Onion (Allium); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Salvia (Salvia); Wallflower (Erysimum)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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