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A virtually hassle-free perennial, offering three months of tangerine orange blooms (occasionally red or yellow) from early through late summer. Deadheading the flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first one. The flowers, which are heavily laden with nectar and pollen, are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, Monarch butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects.
Hardiness Zone:3 - 9
Butterfly Weed Growing and Maintenance Tips
Gather bouquets of Asclepias all summer long; the long stems are wonderful for cutting and are long-lasting. Sear the ends of the cut stems over a flame to stop the milky sap from leaking out.
Asclepias tuberosa Characteristics
- Mass Plant
- Cut Flower / or Foliage
- Dried Flower
- Drought Tolerant
- Deer Resistant
- Sun Tolerant
Growth Rate in the Garden
Season of Interest (Flowering)
- Late Spring / Early Summer
- Late Summer