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Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'

Butterfly Weed

Long blooming, mixed colors of orange, red and yellow. Grow in a dry and warm condition.

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Butterfly Weed Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Found naturally in dry fields and on slopes, Ascelpias do not require rich soil or much moisture. A full day of sun is best along with a slightly acidic, sandy-humus-loam that is well-drained. In spring, trim back last year's growth and await the beautiful new foliage which will appear quite a bit later than other perennials.
Interesting Notes:
Gather bouquets of Asclepias all summer long; the long stems are wonderful for cutting and are long-lasting. Sear the ends of the cut stems over a flame to stop the milky sap from leaking out.


24-28 Inches


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-10

Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies' Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Moisture Needs
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Squirrel Resistant
Deer Resistant
Nature Attraction
Season of Interest
Growth Rate
Foliage Color
Drought Tolerant
Cut Flower
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