Milkeed Butterfly 'Gay Butterflies' #1

SKU: 24961

Masses of tiny blossoms in shades of orange, red, pink, or lemon yellow, attracts butterflies to the garden; blooms last several weeks, and plants are drought tolerant and resistant to pests

$24.00

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Gay Butterflies Butterfly Weed has fragrant orange flat-top flowers with red overtones and yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain green in color throughout the season.

It is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Recommended for use in mass plantings, and in naturalizing, woodland, and pollinator gardens.

Additional information

Dimensions 28 × 28 in
Botanical Name

Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'

Exposure

Full Sun

Water Requirements

Moderate Water

Height

28"

Width

28"

Deer Resistance

Y

Attracts Pollinators

Y

Photo Credit

NET PS

Ted Lare Garden Center

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