Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed

Bring in the Butterflies!


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As brilliantly orange as the Monarchs it attracts, the ever lovely Butterfly Weed is a must have for those who treasure the presence of fluttering friends in the garden. Its clusters of glowing orange blooms are packed with vital nectar that Monarchs and other butterflies simply cannot resist, and its sheer beauty makes it just as irresistible to human eyes as well! Butterfly Weed is doubly valuable too our pretty pollinators because it serves as a host plant where Monarchs lay their eggs. The attractiveness of this flower is rivaled only by its resistance to extreme temperatures. Neither drought plagued summers nor winter's bite can dim the glow of Asclepias tuberosa. It enjoys direct sunlight and if planted in well-drained soil it will return to your faithfully year after year. This dazzling perennial reaches 2ft in height and 3 ft in width and grows best in zones 3-9.

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).