Butterfly Weed- 2 Gallon (2-2.5ft)

Butterfly Weed- 2 Gallon (2-2.5ft)

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The Butterfly Weed is renowned for its captivating flowers that form in dense clusters atop sturdy stems. The vibrant blooms feature a wide range of colors, including shades of orange, red, and yellow. These vivid blossoms not only create a vibrant display in your garden but also serve as a magnet for butterflies, bees, and other beneficial pollinators. Watching these delicate creatures dance among the flowers adds a touch of magic to your outdoor sanctuary.

Beyond its attractive blooms, the Butterfly Weed features slender, lance-shaped leaves that create a lush backdrop for the vibrant flowers. The foliage is a grayish-green color, providing a lovely contrast to the vivid blossoms. As the name suggests, this plant is particularly favored by butterflies, who are drawn to its nectar-rich flowers as a valuable food source. Additionally, the Butterfly Weed serves as a host plant for Monarch butterfly larvae, making it a vital part of their life cycle.

Standing at a height of 1 to 3 feet (0.3 to 0.9 meters) with a spread of 1 to 2 feet (0.3 to 0.6 meters), the Butterfly Weed has a compact and clumping form. This makes it suitable for various garden styles and sizes, including borders, meadow plantings, or container gardens. Its vibrant flowers add a pop of color and vertical interest to any landscape, while its adaptability makes it suitable for both formal and informal settings.

Caring for the Butterfly Weed is relatively easy, as it is a hardy and low-maintenance perennial. It thrives in full sun and prefers well-draining soil. This plant is also known for its excellent tolerance to drought and heat, making it a great choice for water-wise gardens or regions with hot climates. Once established, it requires minimal watering and is relatively pest and disease resistant.

Botanical Name: Asclepias tuberosa
Common Name: Butterfly Weed
Foliage: Green
Flower Color: Yellow
Growing Zones: 3-9
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Mature Size: 2-3' Tall x 1-2' Wide

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