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Gay Butterflies Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'

SKU
02828
A brilliantly colored milkweed with fiery shades of red, orange, and yellow in summer. This easy-care, well-behaved plant needs little attention and provides wonderful color. Tolerant of lean, unimproved soils. Ideal for naturalized areas, meadows, and borders. An herbaceous perennial.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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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 ColorMulticolored
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsFlower & Rose Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Salvia (Salvia); Ornamental Onion (Allium); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); 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: 4-11

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