Friday, June 18, 2010

Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa):

Bright orange flowers on a sturdy, clump-forming, long lived, slow growing plant. Helpful Hint: Orange planted with yellow or blues/purples is a striking combo!

Zones 4-9
Full sun
Excellent drainage
Avg H2O, allow to dry down
Deadheading promotes rebloom in a few wks
Monarch Butterflies feed on this, so you
may have to tolerate leaf damage.
Monarchs also use the Butterfly Weed as a host plant.

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