Asclepias tuberosa – Butterfly Weed

Butterfly Weed
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Butterfly Weed
*deer resistant
Water: Low
Ideal Light: Full Sun
Soil: Dry to Moist. Prefers well-drained sandy soils. Tolerates drought.
Height: 1.5 - 2 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Pollinator Benefits: Larval host for Grey Hairstreak, Monarch, and Queens. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, provides special value to native bees, bumble bees, and honey bees.
Care: Needs to be transplanted carefully and requires good drainage. It takes 2-3 years before A. tuberosa produces its vibrant flowers, which appear in 2-3 inch clusters of orangish-red. Once established, it lasts for years, becoming thicker each year.

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