Butterfly weed growing herbaceous of the genus Asclepias also known as Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly weed perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant attracted pollinator (especially butterfly) and also for medicinal uses, can grow in temperate, subtropics or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

Leaves color green in linear shape the leaves grow in rosette.

Butterfly weed flowers

Flower color orange or yellow with ten petals 5 in the inner in star shape and five in the outer also in star shape, flowers grow in clusters.

Butterfly weed for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy

Requirements for Butterfly weed growing and care:

Well-drained soil, cold winter

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
?

Planting season:
Spring

Pests and diseases:
Butterfly larva, aphids

Pruning season:
Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
20-80 cm, 8-32 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Star shape flower can be orange or yellow color, with ten petals 5 in the inner in star shape and five in the outer also in star shape, flowers grow in clusters

Scientific name:

Asclepias tuberosa

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