butterfly weed butterfly plants Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed

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Name: Butterfly Weed

Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa

Bloom Time and Color: Magnificent bright orange flowers, blooms June through September.

Soil: Requires a sandy, very well-drained soil.

Exposure: Requires full sun.

Description: Perennial. An extremely hardy, long-lived plant native to North America. Blooms are concentrated in compact clusters at the top of branching stems. The flowers produce a large quantity of nectar which attracts butterflies throughout the growing season. Very exotic looking blooms, good cut flowers. This plant is slow to emerge in the spring.

Care: Cut off dead stems in late winter or early spring.

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