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Butterfly Weed - asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed - asclepias tuberosa

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Light: full sun

Height: 24-36" (60-90cm)

Space: 12" (30cm)

Features: Native wildflower. Brilliant orange flowers attract butterflies to the garden. Blooms are followed by decorative fruit. The only Asclepias species to have clear sap and alternate leaves.

Uses: Makes a dependable mixed border plant. Perfectly suited to informal, naturalized settings. Best planted in groups. Terrific plant for butterfly gardens.

Care: Very easy to grow in virtually any location. Tolerates hot, dry conditions. Best in fertile, well-drained soil. Allow soil to dry between thorough waterings.