Asclepias tuberosaItem #0316 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:as-KLEE-pee-us tu-be-RO-saPlant type:PerennialDeciduous/evergreen:HerbaceousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing, upright habit; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:OrangeFlower attributesShowy FlowersCompanion PlantsConeflower (Echinacea); Ornamental Onion (Allium); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Salvia (Salvia); Wallflower (Erysimum)
- CareCare InformationGrows 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.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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