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Orange Butterfly Plant

Great food source for monarchs

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  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 18 - 36 inches
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: Mid to late summer

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Orange Butterfly Plant

Description
Clusters of tiny blossoms in bright tints of orange attract butterflies to your garden! Blooms flourish for several weeks in mid to late summer, followed by large and interesting seedpods. 18-36" tall plants thrive in sun and heat, humidity and even drought, yet is quite winter hardy and long-lived. Zones 4-9. Asclepias tuberose
Product Details
  • Season Fall
  • Botanical NameAsclepias tuberosa
  • Ships AsNO. 2 BAREROOT
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread18 - 36 inches
  • Spacing18 - 36 inches
  • Hardiness Zone4-9
  • Flowering DateMid to late summer
  • Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
  • Winter CareNo winter care needed.
  • Flower Color: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. 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.
  • 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.
  • ShippedNO. 2 BAREROOT
  • Height/Habit18 - 36 inches
  • Growth RateFast
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.

2017 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials, Bulbs & Potted Plants
1A-2B 9/5/2017 – 11/3/2017
3A-10B 9/5/2017 - 11/17/2017
Last Order Date Zones 1-2: 10/30/2017
Zones 3-10: 11/13/2017

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.

After you place your order, you will receive an email confirmation with the details of your order and a delivery estimate.

You will also receive an email notification when your order ships with an updated arrival estimate.

At any time after you place your order you can check your order status on our website using your email or the account number found in your order confirmation email.

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

Ratings and Reviews
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(10 customer reviews)
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Love!
Aug 11, 2016
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We bought two of these last year and they are so vibrant! Doing very well.
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Monarch butterfly hotel
Sep 13, 2015
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Asclepias tuberosa or Butterfly weed is a North American native plant that is host to the monarch butterfly and a wonderful pollen source that will add value to your landscape. I love this plant.
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gard101
Jan 18, 2014
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Love how they attract butterfly's but mine turned out all orange which was a little dissapointing. They do grow quickly and are very hardy.
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These are FANTASTIC!
May 18, 2013
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I received them and they were really well wrapped for shipment. I put the corms in the bed I had prepared for them, not expecting much until next year. But to my surprise, 10 days later 2 of the 3 I ordered are about 20 tall! I won't be surprised if they bloom this year! They are in mostly full sun, with partial shade at different times of the day.
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Best purchase
Jun 20, 2011
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I wanted as much of this plant as I could afford. Ordered from three different nurseries. Spring hill sent the healthiest bare roots and was the least expensive! Every single bare root has come alive with the healthiest butterfly weeds ever. I cannot wait to watch the caterpillars. I ordered a few plants three years ago and had so much fun watching the caterpillars with my daughter that we decided to fill our garden with them this year. Thanks spring hill!!
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Great plant
Jun 16, 2011
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I planted these two years ago, did not bloom the first year. This year they are just starting to bloom and they are a dark pink color. The butterflies love them. Only wish that the plants I got were not all the same color.
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A Great Find
Oct 14, 2009
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I'd never heard of this plant, but needed another drought tolerant flower to add to a new perennial bed. This one was a great find and a big surprise. It will delight you without needing any attention.
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What a surprise!
Sep 29, 2009
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It took me 50 yrs to view this awsome transformation of the worm to butterfly. I Have photos and made everyone come over to take a look. From the eggs to worm to butterfly was a wonderful sight. And in my first year of planting the butterfly weed. I can hardly wait till next year. Thanks so much.
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WOW!
Aug 7, 2009
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We found the orange variety growing wild on the farm in Tennessee. Dug them up and stuck them several places around the house and have been thrilled since. They multiply and get bigger every year--tons of butterflies and hummingbirds. They seem to thrive in dry conditions with very little water. I highly recommend.
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Orange Butterfly Weed
Jul 7, 2009
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I have the orange variety of Butterfly Weed and this plant is beautiful. It attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, & bees. It is a very hardy plant that I have had for several years and it requires very little maintenance.
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