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Gay Butterfly (Mixture) Asclepias "Support The Monarchs" - 3 Roots


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Gay Butterfly (Mixture) Asclepias "Support The Monarchs" - 3 Roots
Asclepias, better known by its common name of "milk weed,"  is a herbaceous perennial that attracts monarch butterflies who use the plant as a source for nectar as well as a place to lay eggs. The resulting larvae (caterpillars) use the plant leaves as a food source. Plant asclepias en masse to create curb appeal and to help support threatened wild life. Asclepias is deer- and rabbit-resistant and will still flower while it produces seed-blooms all season. Starting with these sizable roots, instead of seed, helps ensure a full season of bloom. You can also grow it as a container plant. The Asclepias Gay Butterfly Mixture, also known as butterfly weed, is among the more popular choices of Asclepias. The mixture consists of orange, red and yellow blooming varieties. They are drought-tolerant, easy to grow and easy to maintain.
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Common Plant Name: Asclepias
Genus Asclepias
Annual/Perennial: Perennial
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full sun
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9
Planting Space Distance: 12"
Height at Maturity: 18" to 24"
Spread at Maturity: 3" to 6"
Bloom Period: Summer into fall
Preferable Type of Soil: Well watered
Watering Needs: Medium-High
Country of Origin: The Netherlands


Planting Instructions

  • Plant nearly anywhere; asclepias (milk weed) tolerates unimproved soil.
  • In Northern zones where the plants are not hearty, asclepias can be intertwined.

Continuing Care

  • Plants require little maintenance as long as they are planted properly and establish themselves.   


Gay Butterfly (Mixture) Asclepias "Support The Monarchs" - 3 Roots

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