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Drought Tolerant Perennials

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Weed
Available for shipping after May 1st. A butterfly magnet, and a must have plant to attract Monarch Butterflies, this is the bright orange Milkweed once familiar in sandy meadows. Grows 2-3' tall and loves hot dry well drained soil. Plants wait for warm weather to wake up, and will remain dormant until the soil really warms up.
Genus Asclepias
Common Name Butterfly Weed
Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Seasonal Interest Summer
Season of Blooming Summer
Use Bed, Cutting, Naturalizing, Massing
Special Attributes Butterfly Attracting, Hummingbird Attracting, Bird Attracting, Deer Resistant, Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Care
Color Orange