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Butterfly Milkweed- Native

5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$25.00

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Butterfly Milkweed- Native

General Information

Butterfly Milkweed is a delightful native perennial plant.  It has a good deal of practical and asthetic qualities.  This is the host plant for monarch butterflies and their caterpillars.  This plant is native to a large portion of the United States, and is vital for the monarchs.  The leaves are narrow and dark green in color.  They provide a nice appearance to the plant through the growing season.  The individual flowers are quite small, growing in large clusters.  They are yellowish-orange to dark orange in color.  The flowers typically begin to bloom in the early summertime.  Seed pods follow the flowers, opening to release silky seeds.

Additional Information

Asclepias tuberosa grows to a height of 18 to 24 inches, with a similar spread.  It is recommended for USDA climate zones 3 to 9.  Butterfly Milkweed does best in full sunlight.  It does well with average amounts of moisture in well drained soils.  It is not known to have any serious disease or insect issues. 

Care & Shipping Notes

NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.

Size

#1

Bloom time

Summer

Color

Orange

Water

Average

Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant

Tolerances

Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Needs No Deadheading, Well drained soil

Height

18 to 24 Inches

Light

Full Sun

Planting Zone

3 to 9

Spread/Width

18 to 24 Inches

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    Size: Equivalent:
    3.5" Clay .67 Quart
    4.5" Square 1 Quart*
    #1 1 Gallon*
    #2 2 Gallon*
    #3 3 Gallon*
    #5 5 Gallon*
    #7 7 Gallon*
    *Please note: All sizes are approximate.

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1 review for Butterfly Milkweed- Native

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I bought 4 of the Butterfly Milkweed plants (2 x #1 and 2 x 5.5).
    I’m terrible at keeping plants alive, but trying to change that part of me.
    While I was planting the two #1’s, I saw a butterfly scouting out the area, but I don’t think it was a Monarch.
    They were planted a week ago.
    As I passed by them today, I did see a small Monarch fluttering about above them.
    Didn’t have the camera with me.
    But I did get an aftershot of the plants – these are my #1’s after a week –
    http://www.gthomson.us/projects/landscaping/butterfly-06212015.jpg

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Butterfly Milkweed- Native

General Information

Butterfly Milkweed is a delightful native perennial plant.  It has a good deal of practical and asthetic qualities.  This is the host plant for monarch butterflies and their caterpillars.  This plant is native to a large portion of the United States, and is vital for the monarchs.  The leaves are narrow and dark green in color.  They provide a nice appearance to the plant through the growing season.  The individual flowers are quite small, growing in large clusters.  They are yellowish-orange to dark orange in color.  The flowers typically begin to bloom in the early summertime.  Seed pods follow the flowers, opening to release silky seeds.

Additional Information

Asclepias tuberosa grows to a height of 18 to 24 inches, with a similar spread.  It is recommended for USDA climate zones 3 to 9.  Butterfly Milkweed does best in full sunlight.  It does well with average amounts of moisture in well drained soils.  It is not known to have any serious disease or insect issues. 

Care & Shipping Notes

NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.

Additional information

Size

#1

Bloom time

Summer

Color

Orange

Water

Average

Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant

Tolerances

Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Needs No Deadheading, Well drained soil

Height

18 to 24 Inches

Light

Full Sun

Planting Zone

3 to 9

Spread/Width

18 to 24 Inches

1 review for Butterfly Milkweed- Native

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I bought 4 of the Butterfly Milkweed plants (2 x #1 and 2 x 5.5).
    I’m terrible at keeping plants alive, but trying to change that part of me.
    While I was planting the two #1’s, I saw a butterfly scouting out the area, but I don’t think it was a Monarch.
    They were planted a week ago.
    As I passed by them today, I did see a small Monarch fluttering about above them.
    Didn’t have the camera with me.
    But I did get an aftershot of the plants – these are my #1’s after a week –
    http://www.gthomson.us/projects/landscaping/butterfly-06212015.jpg

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Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *