Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Dry
Growth Rate in the Garden
Slow
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Bloom Color
Red
Yellow
Gold
Orange
Attributes
Fragrant
Easy to Grow
Drought Tolerant
Water Requirements
Adapts well to dry or moist conditions
Picture courtesy of North Creek Nurseries

Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'

Butterfly Weed

This Butterfly weed has narrow light green foliage and flowers that grow in clusters. The blooms grow in gold, orange, yellow, and red.

Height:

24-28 in

Bloom Time:

Late Summer

Bloom Color:

Gold, Orange, Yellow, Red

Asclepias (as-klee'-pi-as)

Family: Asclepidaceae · Common Name: Butterfly Weed, Milkweed

Clusters of vibrant flowers attract butterflies in profusion, July to August. Excellent for the butterfly garden, perennial border or as cut flowers. Attractive seedpods for crafts, arrangements.

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