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Orange Butterfly Plant

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A Magnet for Butterflies

Attracts butterflies like crazy! Bright orange flowers in early summer are followed by seedpods later on. Excellent for cutting. Naturalizes well; grows 24-36 in. high. Full sun. Bareroot.
This plant attracts butterflies.

Zones: 4 - 8 (-20° F.)
Height: 24-36 inches.
Shade Requirement: Full sun.

Orange Butterfly Plant
  • 09052
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  • For each offer ordered, get 1 bareroot.
  • Out of Stock

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Orange Butterfly Plant Product Details

Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa

Height: 24-36 inches.

Spacing: 12-18 inches apart.

Depth: Plant root 1 inch below soil surface.

Spread: 24 inches.

Sun/Shade: Full sun.

Color: Orange

Foliage: Gray-green, lanced shaped foliage.

Blooms: June-July.

Form: Herbaceous perennial, upright.

Flower Form: Tiny 1/4 inch in many clusters (2-3).

Soil Requirements: Dry, infertile soil.

Growth Rate: Growth rate is slow the first season.

Size: 1/4 inch.

Comments: See individual items for more information. Consist of 09052-3 Butterfly Plant, 11619-3 Purple Verbena, and container 2253-1.

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2014-05-14
Great Packaging-suggestion for planting
Reviewed By: Frank Bostonia (Creedmoor, NC)
Just got some of these from Gurney's. Great packaging job; they are in great shape as are the mixed bee palm I also bought. I was not clear how to plant the orange butterfly root; that is the form the plant is sent. About 5 inches long. It is a tap root and grows vertically in the ground. Place it that way, vertically, in the ground. Look for a cut shoot at one end of the root; that is the top; they cut the shoot there to send it. Secondary roots coming out of the entire root will also be growing down. These are clues on how to plant it. Put the "crown" about one inch below the top of the soil and the rest of the root vertically down in the soil. Hope this helps.


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2011-06-04
pleased
Reviewed By: Nancy Smith (Beaver Falls, Pa)
I ordered 1 butterfly plant but Gurneys sent me two saying they weren't happy with the size. They are both thriving and growing rapidly. Thanks Gurney's !!!


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2009-08-25
multiply fast
Reviewed By: pat (virginia beach, va)
wow, I started with 2 plants last fall. today there are about a dozen spread around the garden! They look great Too!


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2009-04-13
My Favorite Plant in the Garden!
Reviewed By: Wendy (Roaring Spring, PA)
These are the last flower to poke it's little leaves up through the soil in the spring (sometimes, as late as May) Occasionally you might get lucky and get a new volunteer close by in the spring. I've transplanted them before they get the long root, and they do just fine. The best part is...keep your eye on them everyday in the late summer because, monarch butterflies love this plant. I have found oodles of caterpillars on the leaves. I give the caterpillars in jars away to the neighborhood kids and elementary teachers to let them watch as they turn to butterflies.


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2009-03-31
Wait for them...
Reviewed By: Fran Nicholson (West Chester, PA)
First, these plants are among the last to come up in the spring, sometimes late spring, so give them a chance. Also, they don't like to be transplanted once established (long taproot).


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2009-01-02
Waiting to exhale
Reviewed By: Tomi (St Albans, NY)
They bloomed beautifully: then, I think they died. I'm waiting for spring & hoping they'll come back! If they come back I give them 5 stars ,if not, 3 stars for their beauty only.


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2008-08-17
Beautiful and sturdy
Reviewed By: Cheryl (Sister Bay, WI)
We planted this spring. The plants are about 4 feet high with beautiful orange flowers. They blend in nicely with our bushes and lilies.


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2008-07-18
Definately takes time
Reviewed By: Melana White (Redwood Valley, CA)
"I thought my plants were dead as well. It seems as if they are just slow to start. They each have sprout that is about 7"" tall. "


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2008-06-09
give it time
Reviewed By: terri (peoria, illinois)
Give it time! I thought mine was dead as well, I dug it up and saw that it was still in pretty good shape. I put it back in the ground and just yesterday see that it is FINALLY starting to sprout! Let me know howit does!


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2008-05-22
riped off
Reviewed By: D Hiatt (Parker City, In)
As near as I could tell these two little roots were dead when I recieved them but I went along with the game soaking them made them a nice little hole put in some nice soil but I don't belive they are going rise from the dead


Orange Butterfly Plant
  • 09052
  • Quantity
  • Price
  • For each offer ordered, get 1 bareroot.
  • Out of Stock

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