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Butterfly Weed
The Classic "Butterfly Flower" -- Bloom Heavy and Super Easy to Grow!
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Butterfly Weed

1-Quart
Item # 49296
$9.95
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Masses of glowing color!

Big orange blooms welcome summer, attracting butterflies and gardeners in droves!
Why can't all wildflowers be as beautiful as bright, hardy Butterfly Flower? Big orange flowerheads burst into bloom in mid- to late summer, attracting every butterfly in the neighborhood to your garden and stealing the show with color so rich it almost glows! This lovely perennial is especially attractive to Monarch butterflies, acting as a nectar source and a host plant, providing a place for the butterflies to lay their eggs. The foliage is lovely, too, extending this Asclepias' beauty beyond bloomtime.

Easy to grow, it asks only for sun and plenty of it; it laughs at heat and drought, survives winter unscathed, and is long-lived. It reaches 2 feet tall and about 3 feet wide, with a lush, rangy form that complements other plantings nicely. And the blooms are super for cutting! Zones 3-9.

Genus Asclepias
Species tuberosa
Item Form 1-Quart
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Season Mid Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 18 in - 24 in
Plant Width 3 ft
Additional Characteristics Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Hummingbird Lovers, Long Bloomers, Repeat Bloomer, Season Extenders
Bloom Color Orange
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Ornamental, Outdoor
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Which plants should I grow to repel insects?

Many of the herbs will repel insects. Pennyroyal repels fleas and other insects. Pyrethrum repels moths, flies, ants, mosquitoes, cockroaches, mites, and bedbugs. Mint repels flies, fleas, and ants. Lavender repels flies, silverfish, and fleas. Catnip can repel mosquitoes. Thyme repels insects. Lemon Grass repels mosquitoes. Basil repels flies and mosquitoes. Sage repels a variety of insects. Chrysanthemum, grown for its beautiful flowers and for the extraction of pyrethrin (an organic insecticide), repels flies, beetles, mosquitoes, roaches, lice, and fleas.

Which plants should I grow to repel rabbits and deer?

Planting garlic, onions, chives, lavender, rosemary, and sage around rabbit-susceptible plants will repel rabbits. Deer repellent plants include: lavender, onion, catnip, sage, chives, garlic, spearmint, and thyme. Be sure to strategically place these repellent plants around and in between rabbit and deer-susceptible plants. Also, place some along the property line and especially at key points the rabbits and deer are using as entryways, which can even deter them from coming onto your property.

Which of your plants offered are deer resistant?

Perennials that are deer resistant include: Asclepias, Aster, Baptisia, Coreopsis, Dianthus, Digitalis, Echinacea, Gaillardia, Heuchera, Hibiscus, Malva, Monarda, Oriental Poppy, Platycodon, Peony, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Sedum, and Tricyrtis. Shrubs include: Buddleia, Buxus, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Hibiscus (Rose of Sharon), Potentilla, Spiraea, Syringa, and Viburnum. Vines include: Clematis, Honeysuckle, Campsis, Wisteria, and Climbing Hydrangea. Trees include: Acer (Maple), Cercis (Redbud), Corylus, Fagus (Beech), Magnolia, Ginkgo, Mulberry, Spruce, and Salix (Willow).