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'Asclepias' Butterfly Weed

'Asclepias' Butterfly Weed

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Botanical Name Asclepias tuberosa
Mature Height 2 Feet
Mature Width 2 Feet
Light Requirement Full Sun to Partial Shade
Hardiness Zone Zones 3-9
Tolerance Deer, Rabbit, Drought
Attracts Pollinators, Hummingbirds

 

 ℹ Butterfly Weed or Asclepias Tuberosa is an essential perennial that effortlessly captivates with its tangerine orange blooms for an impressive three-month span from early to late summer. The flowers have a mildly sweet, candy like fragrance. This virtually hassle free, long lived gem in the milkweed family not only beckons hummingbirds, bees, and other beneficial insects with its heavily laden flowers but also stands out as a favorite nectar source for the majestic Monarch butterflies! Beyond its ornamental charm, this plant serves a dual role in nature, acting as both a host and food source for Monarch larvae and caterpillars. Gather bouquets of Butterfly Weed with its long-lasting stems, perfect for cutting, and add a touch of elegance to your summer celebrations. As the season progresses, witness the transformation of green fruits into seeds with silvery-white, silky hairs a stunning addition to dried flower arrangements that extends the enchantment of this remarkable perennial.