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Butterfly Weed Seeds

SKU: AM015823
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$4.95
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$44.95
1/4 pound
$149.95
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Overview
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is the famous orange milkweed species native from Canada to Florida. Needs fast-draining soil and full sun. Perennial
key features
Botanical Name
Asclepias tuberosa
Advantages
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Fragrant, Mass Plantings, Container Planting, Erosion Control
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Seed Life Cycle
Perennial
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Dry, Average
Mature Height
Up to 36" tall
Seed Coverage
packet covers 10-20 sq. ft.
1/4 lb covers 1,100 sq ft.
1 lb covers 4,200 sq ft.
10 lbs covers 1 acre
Bloom Time
Summer

Description

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is one of our great North American native flowers with rich Indian and medicinal history. The brilliant orange blooms light up meadows dramatically, and of course, visits by butterflies are a bonus. This wildflower, also prized as a garden perennial, is not easy to grow, but once established, is a tough, dependable colormaker.

Native Range for Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) - AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV.