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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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Product Details

  • 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 blossoms
  • Foliage: Gray-green, lanced shaped foliage.
  • Blooms: Summer
  • Zone: 4 - 8
  • 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.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

Additional Shipping Notes:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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