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These bright orange, fragrant flowers will attract butterflies and other beneficial insects to your garden space. Part of the Milkweed family, Butterfly weed, or Asclepias tuberosa, is a native prairie plant that is perfect for the perennial garden. Despite the fact that its foliage is very slow to emerge in the spring, it is one of the most striking of all wildflowers and its brilliant orange flowers appear in the hottest part of the summer. Very hardy, it does well on medium to very dry soils but will not grow well on poorly drained soils so good drainage is essential. The flowers are very ornate and will draw Monarch Butterflies to come and feed on the leaves. You'll be doing the Monarch Butterfly a huge favour by providing them with this plant to feed on because they will incorporate some of the toxins in the leaves into their bodies and this makes them taste bad so that bird predators will leave them alone! Butterfly weed makes a wonderful cut flower and its seed pods are valued in dried flower arrangements.
• 8 x Butterfly Weed (bare roots)
• Height : 20", 50 cm
• Flowering Season : Mid to Late Summer
• Sun Exposure : Full Sun
• Planting Depth : 2", 5 cm soil coverage
• Plant Spacing : 20", 50 cm
• Canadian Hardiness Zone Rating: 3-9
• Ships at the correct time for planting in your area
• Cannot be shipped outside of Canada
Orders are shipped via Canada Post. Once your order is received we will process it and the plants you ordered will be reserved for shipping in the spring. We ship according to climate zone beginning with the warmer zones and moving to the colder zones. Please refer to our zone chart for more information. Your order will go out sometime between mid-April until mid-May.
This product comes with a 30-day warranty.
Please note that we cannot accept responsibility for plant material that fails to perform due to circumstances beyond our control such as severe weather conditions, planting done outside the listed climate zone or adverse soil conditions.
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