Gay Butterflies Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||as-KLE-pee-us too-buh-ROH-suh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast growing, upright habit; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Mass Planting|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Flower & Rose Food|
|Special Feature||Clump Forming, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Carefree Color|
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