Gay Butterflies Butterfly Weed Seeds

(P) Pkt of 20 seeds
Item #00212-PK-P1


Irresistible tricolor delight

Giant flowerheads, more than 5 inches across, in vivid shades of red, yellow, and orange blanket these strong plants from June right up through frost. So floriferous that you can pick all you want and still have more than enough for the butterflies to enjoy.

This plant is a trouble free wonder in the sunny garden, blooming unchecked through the most severe heat and drought. Winter-hardy as well, Gay Butterflies returns for years to repeat its glorious show.

As its name suggest, this plant grows effortlessly—just direct sow the seeds in fall or early spring and wait for the show. Asking only sun and plenty of it, butterfly weed laughs at heat and drought, survives winter unscathed, and is long-lived. It reaches 2 feet tall and about 2 feet wide, with a lush, rangy form that complements other plantings nicely. And the blooms are super for cutting.


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Genus Asclepias
Species tuberosa
Variety Gay Butterflies
Item Form (P) Pkt of 20 seeds
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Start To End Early Summer - Early Winter
Habit Upright
Seeds Per Pack 20
Plant Height 24 in - 2 ft 8 in
Plant Width 24 in
Bloom Size 5 in
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Cut-and-Come-Again, Direct Sow, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Free Bloomer, Long Bloomers
Bloom Color Mix, Orange, Red, Yellow
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Beds, Cut Flowers, Everlastings, Outdoor, Wildflowers
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

February 28, 2019


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Took a little longer to germinate, compared to other butterfly weed. Also some germinated much sooner then others.

Addicted to perennials from IL
December 19, 2011

Monarch magnet

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

Have had this plant for about 3 years now and ended up planting about 100 of them as the monarchs lay their eggs on them. My monarch population is growing every year, the only bad thing about them is they tend to get a lot of yellow I believe aphids, but they don't bother any other plants so it's ok with me.

joe from WI

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