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Orange Milkweed

Description

  • Vibrant orange flowers support local pollinators!
  • Blooms continuously through summer.
  • Native and easy to grow.
  • Resistant to deer and disease.
  • Zones 3-9, sun, 2.5' tall x 1.5' wide at maturity.
Zone 3-9
Light sun
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Arrives as young plant

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Description The brilliant orange flowers on Orange Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) bloom continuously through the summer, serving as a beacon for pollinators! These flowers will have your garden buzzing, especially with Monarch butterflies. Clusters of flowers stand tall above green, lance-shaped leaves. Flowers give way to seed pods, which are filled with silky, wind-dispersed seeds. This native perennial is easy to grow, deer resistant, and drought-tolerant, making it a great choice for any gardener! Maintenance is a breeze, and it is generally disease-free. Butterfly weed 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
Common name: Butterfly weed
Zone: 3 - 9
Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun)
Height x width: 1 - 2.5' tall X 1 - 1.5' wide
Flower color: Orange
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 feet 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.

Customer Reviews

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A.F. (New Jersey)
Grew Beautifully the First Year

I bought three plants and all three grew and bloomed beautifully the first summer. Planted in full sun and they bloomed well into early fall. I saw more happy bees and butterflies in my yard than I've seen in the four years I've lived here, and spotted quite a few monarch caterpillars munching away.

E
E.A. (Connecticut)
My milkweed plants

Received the package with the plants in it, open it up and they look great. Put the plants outside for a day or so until I could plant in in my garden and lo and behold the Chipmunks made a meal out of them. Brought them inside and put them in the window hopefully they might survive but unfortunately they didn't. Will probably try again in the spring.

J
J.B. (Arkansas)
I never received my order.

I have no idea what happened to my order, but I never received it.

Hello James!
According to tracking it looks like your order arrived 9/5/21. I'm sorry to hear you never received it. I have issued you a full refund and apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. We appreciate your feedback! If you have any other questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to our team at info@greatgardenplants.com.

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F.F. (Pennsylvania)

Plant died back now
Will have to wait till next year to see how I

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N.S. (Massachusetts)
A terrific company!

I have been wanting to write to say how impressed I am with the quality, health and stamina of the plants you have sent me. Your packaging for shipment is the best I've seen; everything arrives in pristine condition. Once planted, your plants seem to do extremely well, no drooping, lotd of new growth, etc. I am really delighted to have found your company and I expect to order from you again in the future. Thank you!