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Asclepias Tuberosa Butterfly Weed Plant

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1-gallon Asclepias Tuberosa Butterfly Weed - Grown in sunny zones 3-9, this native perennial grows up to 3ft tall with vibrant orange flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Asclepias Tuberosa Butterfly Weed


Asclepias tuberosa, commonly known as butterfly weed, is a species of milkweed native to eastern and southwestern North America. It is commonly known as butterfly weed because of the butterflies that are attracted to the plant by its color and its copious production of nectar.

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Asclepias Tuberosa Butterfly Weed flower

Butterfly weed is a perennial plant that typically grows 2-3 feet tall and wide. It has bright orange to yellow-orange flowers that bloom in clusters throughout the summer. The flowers are followed by attractive seed pods.

Butterfly weed is a vital food source for monarch butterflies and other pollinators. It is also a host plant for monarch caterpillars.

Butterfly weed is a relatively low-maintenance and easy-to-grow plant. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant and deer-resistant.

Here are some tips for growing butterfly weed:

  • Plant in full sun to partial shade.
  • Choose a well-drained soil.
  • Water regularly, especially during the first year after planting.
  • Fertilize once a year in the spring with a balanced fertilizer.
  • Prune lightly in the spring to remove dead or damaged branches.
  • Deadhead spent flowers to encourage new growth.

Butterfly weed is a beautiful and beneficial plant that can add interest and texture to any garden. It is also a great way to support pollinators and monarch butterflies.



Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.

We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.

Please note that the plant will be shipped in its pot, securely fastened with multiple layers of clear tape to prevent any shifting or damage during transit. This ensures that the plant arrives to you with minimal damage, safely and securely. We have been employing this method for shipping plants for several years, occasionally using smaller pots for added safety and convenience during transit. It's important to understand that many plants enter a dormant state during the fall and winter months, resulting in the loss of most leaves and appearing dry or lifeless. This is a natural process, and come springtime, they will begin to regrow and thrive once again. Please be aware that due to regulations set by the Department of Agriculture, there are certain plants and sizes that we are unable to ship to California. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Asclepias Tuberosa Butterfly Weed
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