Prairie, Butterflyweed

Asclepias tuberosa
$2.99 to $10.00
SKU: 0284
  • Perennial and hardy to zone 4
  • Plants grow to 2-3 feet
  • Bright orange flowers in summer and fall
  • Extremely attractive to bees, hummingbirds, moths, and butterflies
$2.99 to $10.00

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(Asclepias tuberosa) Beautiful bright orange flowers cover the plant from mid-summer until early fall. Attracts bees, hummingbirds, moths, and butterflies. Blooms reliably from seed the first year if sown early. Plants will reach 2-3' tall in dry sandy soil and in well-drained loams. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4.

Start Indoors: 8-10 weeks before planting out

Germination: 10-40 Days

Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart

Light: Sun/Partial Shade

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil in pots. Germination will occur with no treatment but benefits from cold stratification. Place pots in plastic bags and refrigerate for three weeks. Remove plastic and provide light and 50-75°F thereafter. Do not overwater. Transplant outdoors when light frost is still possible.