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Butterfly Weed

2017 Perennial Plant of the Year

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 18 - 24 inches
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: Summer

We ship this item in Spring

61158-Butterfly Weed

1 per pack $14.99

Butterfly Weed

Description
Showy native perennial features clusters of flowers in orange-yellow shades. Its flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies—and monarchs love the leaves. Its seed pods are valued in dried floral arrangements. This drought-tolerant sun lover is a favorite for butterfly gardens, naturalized areas and sunny borders. 3" pot. Asclepias tuberosa

Perennial •Z5-9 •H18-24"xW18-36" •Summer •Sun-Part Shade

Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameAsclepias tuberosa
  • Ships As2.5 INCH POT
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread18 - 36 inches
  • Spacing18 - 36 inches
  • Hardiness Zone4-9
  • Flowering DateSummer
  • Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareNone special.
  • Flower Color:orange, yellow, mixed
  • Flower FormMilkweed-like blossoms. Flowers close to 1/4" across in short, umbel-like cymes or clusters.
  • Foliage TypeAlternate, lanceolate or oblong, 2-6" long and 1/4 - 1" wide.
  • Soil RequirementWell-drained, dry , infertile sandy soils. Doesn't like wet soils. Cannot compete with surface-rooted trees.
  • PruningDeadheading can prolong blooming time. After flowering.
  • Additional InformationMedicinal properties to roots. Leaves and stems are poisonous to animals. Slow to emerge in spring, so be careful not to disturb it during early spring clean-up. It will compete successfully with the grasses.
  • Unique CharactersticsAttractive, brightly-colored blooms lure butterflies to the garden. Flowers and pods can be used in dried arrangements and have a long vase life. Free-flowering. Drought tolerant.
  • Shipped2.5 INCH POT
  • Height/Habit18 - 24 inches
  • Growth RateModerate.
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
5A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 4th, 2018
Zones 5-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order.

For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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