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Asclepias incarnata

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Common Name:
Butterfly Weed
Plant Type:
Perennial
Exposure:
Sun
Hardiness Zone:
3-9
Bloom Color:
Orange
Bloom Time:
Summer
Garden Height:
12-30 Inches
Garden Spread:
12-18 Inches
  • Very showy orange flower clusters
  • Attracts butterflies of all kinds, especially Monarchs
  • So easy in hot, dry sites & poor soils

A tough, drought-tolerant native with 3 months of bright pink blooms. The milkweeds are very important food sources for both larval and adult butterflies, making them some of the most sought-after plants here in our garden center! U.S. native.

Uses: Borders, Butterfly Gardens, Cottage Gardens, Erosion Control, Flower Beds, Landscapes, Mass Planting, Meadows, Naturalizing, Rain Gardens, Rock Gardens, Slopes, Xeriscaping
Nature Attraction: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbits
Notable Features: Cut Flower, Interesting pods good for dried arrangements, Drought Tolerant, Native
Growth Habit: Upright, Vase-shaped

Homeowner Growing Tips: Grow in full sun, in well-drained, average to poor soils, with average to dry moisture levels. Allow to dry well between waterings. Tolerates low fertility, erosion, and shallow, rocky, or sandy soils. Sprouts late in spring, so be patient and mark its spot so you don't disturb it before it emerges. Can be slow to establish, but should be growing and blooming well by the third year. Resents transplanting once established, but may re-seed, if allowed.

If aphids appear, dislodge them with a strong stream of water, or spray with soapy water; avoid using pesticides!

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