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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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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 HabitUpright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally.
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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