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Orange Butterfly Plant

Great Food Source for Monarchs
Attracts butterflies like crazy! Bright orange flowers in early summer are followed by seedpods later on. Excellent for cutting. Naturalizes well; grows 24-36 in. high.
  • Zone 4-9
  • Height 18 - 36 inches
  • Bloom Time Mid to late summer.
  • Light Requirements Full Sun

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  • Botanical Name:

    Asclepias tuberosa

  • Height: 18 - 36 inches
  • Ship As: NO. 2 BAREROOT
  • Spacing: 18 - 36"
  • Spread: 18 - 36"
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun
  • Color: Mixed
  • Foliage Type: Alternate, lanceolate or oblong, 2-6" long and 1/4 to 1" wide.
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late summer.
  • Flower Form: Milkweed-like blossoms. Flowers about 1/4" across in short umbel-like cymes or clusters.
  • Planting Instructions: Slow to emerge in the spring so be careful not to disturb it during early spring clean-up. It will compete successfully with the grasses.
  • Soil Requirements: Well drained, dry , infertile sandy soils. Doesn't like wet soils. Cannot compete with surface rooted trees.
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Pruning: Deadheading can prolong blooming time.
  • Winter Care: None special.
  • Additional Information: Medicinal properties to roots. Leaves and stems are supposed to be poisonous to animals.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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