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Orange Butterfly Plant

Great Food Source for Monarchs
If you love to watch beautiful butterflies, then you'll love Orange Butterfly Plant. These eye-catching flowers look like a fiery floral sunset—and they're a major food source for Monarch butterflies.
  • Zone 3-9
  • Height 24 inches
  • Bloom Time Mid to late summer.
  • Light Requirements Full Sun

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  • Botanical Name:

    Asclepias tuberosa

  • Height: 24 inches
  • Ship As: NO. 1 BAREROOT
  • Spacing: 18 - 36 inches
  • Spread: 24 inches
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun
  • Color: orange
  • 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: Dig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
  • 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: No winter care needed.
  • Additional Information: Medicinal properties to roots. Leaves and stems are supposed to be poisonous to animals. 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.
  • Unable to ship to: AE AK GU HI PR

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