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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. Bareroot.
This plant attracts butterflies.
  • Zone 3 - 9
  • Height 24 - 36 inches
  • Light Required Full sun

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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
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun
  • Color: Orange blossoms
  • Foliage: Gray-green, lanced shaped foliage.
  • Blooms: Summer
  • Form: Upright
  • Flower Form: Tiny 1/4 inch flowers in many clusters (2 - 3).
  • Soil Requirements: Well-drained, dry, infertile soil.
  • Growth Rate: Slow grow rate first season, moderate there after.
  • Pruning: Remove flowers as they fade to prolong bloom time. Allow foliage to die back.
  • Size: 1/4 inch
  • Comments: Remove flowers as they fade to prolong bloom time. 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. Good for cut flowers and dried arrangements. Canoe shaped seed pods. Slow to emerge in the Spring. Great used in a naturalized setting.

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