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.
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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?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Pests and diseases:
Butterfly larva, aphids
How to prune:
Just for design
Size of the plant?
20-80 cm, 8-32 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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