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Gay Butterflies Mix Butterfly Weed

Lure butterflies to your garden

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 24 - 32 inches
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: Mid to late summer
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Gay Butterflies Mix Butterfly Weed

Description
Colorful mix of red, orange and lemon-yellow blooms lures butterflies to garden. Both the flowers and pods can be used in fresh and dried floral arrangements. Once established, it's drought tolerant. Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'

Z4-9 • H24-32"xW18-24" • Mid to Late Summer • Full Sun

Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameAsclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread18 - 24 inches
  • Spacing18 - 24 inches
  • Hardiness Zone4-9
  • Flowering DateMid to late summer
  • Planting InstructionsSlow to emerge in the spring so be careful not to disturb it during early spring clean-up. It will compete successfully with the grasses.
  • Winter CareNone special.
  • Flower Color:orange, yellow, pink, mixed
  • Flower FormMilkweed-like blossoms. Flowers about 1/4" across in short umbel-like cymes or clusters.
  • Foliage TypeAlternate, lanceolate or oblong, 2-6" long and 1/4 to 1" wide.
  • Soil RequirementWell drained, dry , infertile sandy soils. Doesn't like wet soils. Cannot compete with surface rooted trees.
  • Watering RequirementKeep consistently moist with good drainage.
  • PruningDeadheading can prolong blooming time.
  • Additional InformationMedicinal properties to roots. Leaves and stems are supposed to be poisonous to animals.
  • Unique CharactersticsAttractive bright colored blooms lures butterflies to garden. Long vase life. Flowers and pods can be used in dried arrangements. Free-flowering. Drought tolerant.
  • Shipped2.5 INCH POT
  • Height/Habit24 - 32 inches
  • Growth RateFast
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

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

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/7/18 - 6/22/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/22/18
6A 3/12/18 - 6/22/18
6B 3/5/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/18/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/18/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 14th, 2018

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