Gay Butterflies Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Once established, water occasionally.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing, upright habit; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Companion Plants||Coneflower (Echinacea); Salvia (Salvia); Ornamental Onion (Allium); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Wallflower (Erysimum)|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-11
Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7
Good to grow!
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A & A Plants 5392 Hwy. 150 East
Browns Summit, North Carolina 27214
Harris Nursery & Greenhouse 10156 Martinsville Hwy.
Danville, Virginia 24541
New Garden Gazebo 3811 Lawndale Drive
Greensboro, North Carolina 27411
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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.