Milkweed, Gay Butterflies
Perennial in zones 3-9. A citrusy mix of Meyer lemon, tangerine and orange-colored blooms make this fiery addition to the pollinator garden. Plants stand 24-28 inches tall, topped with cheerful sunshine tones and absolutely buzzing with pollinator action as they bloom from mid to late summer. The fragrant flowers are irresistible to butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and other beneficial insects. This is an absolute must have for promoting pollinator diversity in the garden. It is also a host plant for the imperiled monarch caterpillar. Try these fairly drought-tolerant plants in beds, borders, planters and the landscape or meadow.
- 8-12 hours of Sun
- Sprouts in 14-21 Days
- Ideal Temperature: 70 Degrees F
- Seed Depth: 1/8"
- Plant Spacing: 2-3'
- Frost Hardy: No
- Asclepias ituberosa
Growing Tips: Plants reach 1-3 feet in height, good for container or landscaping. Prefers well-drained soil. Heat-and sun-loving plant, keep well watered.
Availability: In stockMinimum Seed Count: 20
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