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Orange Butterfly Plant

A Butterflies Magnet

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Orange Butterfly Plant

A Butterflies Magnet

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.
This plant attracts butterflies.
  • 09052
  • bareroot
  • $7.99
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  • Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa
  • Height: 24 - 36 inches
  • Spacing: 12 - 18 inches
  • Depth: Plant root 1 inch below soil surface.
  • Spread: 24 inches
  • Light Required: Full Sun
  • Color: Orange.
  • Size: Bareroot
  • Blooms: Mid Summer, Late Summer
  • Zone: 4-8
  • Form: Perennial
  • Flower Form: Milkweed-like blossoms. Flowers about 1/4-inch across in short umbel-like cymes or clusters.
  • Soil Requirements: Dry Soil
  • Growth Rate: Slow grow rate first season, and then moderate.
  • Pruning: Remove flowers as they fade to prolong bloom time. Allow foliage to die back.
  • Foliage: Gray-green, lanced shaped foliage.
  • Comments: Attracts butterflies like crazy! Bright orange flowers in early summer are followed by seedpods later on. Excellent as a cut flower or in dried arrangements. Naturalizes well. Protect in exposed sites in winter with a layer of compost or mulch. Competes successfully with grasses. Incorporate a small amount of peat moss or compost into the soil just to help improve drainage. No need for a fertile soil with this plant. Unique characteristics - Attracts Butterflies. Not invasive. Canoe-shaped seed pods. Slow to emerge in the spring.

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