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'Gay Butterflies' Milkweed Mix

Description

  • Delight pollinators with this milkweed mix!
  • Vibrant orange, yellow, and red flowers.
  • Support Monarch butterflies.
  • Low maintenance native perennial.
  • Zones 4-9, sun, 3′ tall x 3′ wide at maturity.
Zone 4-9
Light sun
medium

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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Description Pollinators will be delighted to find 'Gay Butterflies' Milkweed Mix (Asclepias tuberosa) in your garden. Vibrant flowers with red, orange, and yellow hues boast a sweet fragrance and rich nectar, making them a pollinator magnet. Your garden will be buzzing, especially with Monarch butterflies. In the fall, flowers give way to seed pods filled with silky, wind-dispersed seeds. This native perennial is easy to grow, deer resistant, and drought-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for any gardener. Maintenance is a breeze, and it is generally disease-free. Milkweed is ideal for meadow gardens, native plantings, and wildlife sanctuaries. Plant it in a sunny spot to support your local pollinators! Details Botanical name: Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'
Common name: Butterfly weed
Zone: 4 - 9
Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun)
Height x width: 2-3' tall x 1-3' wide
Flower color: Orange, red, and yellow
Foliage color: Green
Season of interest: Summer
Uses: Accent, Border, Cottage gardening, Erosion control or embankment, Ground cover, Massing, Naturalizing, Slopes, Specimen
How To Grow Soil: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-draining soils.
Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun)
Water: Dry to medium moisture
Spacing: 1-1.5 ft. apart
Fertilizing: It doesn't need consistent fertilizing. You can do a very light application the first summer after planting.
Winterizing: No specific care is needed.
Propagation & pruning: Plants will self sow. Seeds can be gathered and started, though a started plant will take a few years to flower. Because of a very deep taproot, moving or dividing is not recommended. No pruning is needed.

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D.W. (Indiana)
Butterfly’s milkweed

They were not as the Catmint and Goatsbeard. Lost both plants in what appears like to much heat during shipping and to much moisture.

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