Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'

Butterfly Weed, Milkweed

A select few of these perennials and shrubs are grown as garden plants. Their brightly-colored, unusually shaped flowers attract butterflies and make excellent cut flowers. Blooms become large, pointed seed pods that are used in dried flower arrangements. Mature pods split open, exposing seeds tufted with silky hairs. Start by seed or root cuttings. Easy to grow in full sun.
Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly Weed, Milkweed
This bushy species produces lots of flowers ranging from yellow to red, and is good for hot, dry, sunny spots. Do not water heavily in summer.

Attributes - Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Mid Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: Orange, Red, Yellow

Foliage: Semi-Deciduous

Height: 1 ft. to 2 ft. 6 in.

Width: 1 ft. 6 in.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates. Drought Tolerant, Poisonous.

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Asclepias speciosa, Asclepias tuberosa
 
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