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Butterfly Weed Asclepias tuberosa

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
Mature Size
24" 24"
Height
24"
Spread
18 - 24"
  • Details

    Features

    Dense clusters of yellow to red flowers bloom in summer; good heat tolerance

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Perennial
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Orange
    Flower Shade: 
    Orange
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Spring through Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    This perennial will beautify your garden year after year

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Butterfly weed makes a delightful cut flower. Strong color, Blooms ornamental, Showy, Long-living, Perennial garden.

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