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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
medium

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

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

Based on 19 reviews
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R
R.M. (Quintana Roo)
Not deer resistant

Very disappointed with this purchase. Bought because it said that it was deer resistant but the deer ate it within days of it being planted. I only buy plants that are deer resistant because of the deer issues that we have but this plant didn’t even have a fighting chance. I bought three and they were all eaten.

Hello! Thank you for leaving feedback. Keep in mind that deer resistant does not = deer proof. While milkweed tends to beer deer resistant, if food in a particular area is scarce, deer will graze on plants that they don't typically favor. For gardens in areas with potential for damage by deer, we recommend using a deer repellant spray, even on plants that are typically deer resistant.

Please email pictures of the plant to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. Rest assured, we do have a 60-day guarantee on all of our plants. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!

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M
Monarch C. (California)
No Response From Customer Service

One of the Orange Milkweed plants I ordered arrived "crispy". I wrote to ButterflyBushes.com and explained the situation and attached photos. I requested a replacement Orange Milkweed three weeks ago. I have not received a response or a replacement.

The second Orange Milkweed is growing well and I have had Monarchs laying eggs.

Hello! We have no record of an email from you. Please email us at customerservice@butterflybushes.com or give us a call at 877-447-4769 and we will assist you immediately. Happy Gardening!

A
A.M. (Florida)
Partial order

I ordered five Oorange Milkweeds and received them in late May. There was a note that the fifth would arrive when it was ready but now it’s July 7 and I haven’t received it.

Hello! Thank you for leaving a review. Please contact our customer service team at info@greatgardenplants.com and we'd be happy to look into this for you. Happy Gardening!

L
L. (New York)
they made it right

I was unable to edit my previous review, but wanted to update. There must have been a miscommunication with the emails, but that happens. I am pleased that I heard back and that my money was refunded. Additionally, they were pleasant about it. It is so nice to deal with a company that is willing to take responsibility and address the issue.

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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.