Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa
Height: 18 - 36 inches.
Spacing: 12 - 18 inches.
Depth: Same as in pot. If you received a bareroot plant, plant with the crown of the plant (where the stems connect with the roots) about one inch below the soil surface.
Spread: 24 inches.
Sun/Shade: Full sun.
Color: Mixed, free-flowering blossoms in shades of orange, red, pink and lemon yellow. Random mix of colors. Have a long vase life.
Foliage: Gray-green, lanced shaped foliage.
Fruit: Attractive green pods that open to release silky "parachutes" to drift away on Autumn winds.
Form: Herbaceous perennial, upright.
Flower Form: Tiny 1/4 inch flowers in many clusters (2 - 3).
Soil Requirements: Well-drained, dry, infertile sandy soils. Doesn't like wet soils. Cannot compete with surface rooted trees.
Growth Rate: Slow growth rate first season.
Pruning: Remove spent flowers for prolonged bloom time. Non invasive.
Comments: Butterfly Flower Mix is drought tolerant and deer resistant.
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