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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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More Information

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 26 reviews
58%
(15)
12%
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8%
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15%
(4)
8%
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M
Mark S. (Louisiana)
Tuberosa For The Win!

Tuberosa grows very thick, allowing butterflies to lay eggs and the eggs remain better protected. Baby caterpillars seem to like it less but bigger caterpillars eat the thick leaves right up.

S
S.M.S. (Delaware)
Butterfly 🦋 Weed

The plants arrived at the correct time for planting in my zone. They were in very good condition. They produced abundant blooms which resulted in many seed pods. This is absolutely the easiest plant I have grown.

j
janine m. (New York)
Milkweed review

The two plants arrived barely alive, I followed the care directions and one died, the other is hanging on. I don’t really feel I got my money’s worth.

Hello! We apologize you received your plants not up to our standards. As we try our best to provide exceptional service, some factors like shipping and handling are outside of our control, and issues like this can sometimes happen. Please email pictures of the plant to customerservice@butterflybushes.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!

J
J.O. (Virginia)
good service

Plants arrived in good condition and in a timely fashion

M
M.W. (Kentucky)
Disappoint

My plant has not done well. In effect, it may be dying.

Hello! We're sorry to hear that you're having trouble with your Milkweed. Our customer service team is always available to help out with any questions you may have and all of our plants are backed by our 60-day guarantee! 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. 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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