Butterfly Weed

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Supports the endangered monarch butterflies.

See below for the plant description, reviews, and how to purchase our plants.

Description

Butterfly weed
Asclepias tuberosa L.

Perennial native plant

Height:  1 to 2 feet

Width:  2  to 4 feet

Flower color:  bright orange

Bloom time:  summer

Light needed:  sun

Soil needed:  dry, moist.  Prefers well-drained sandy soils. Tolerates drought.

Notes:  This is one of the milkweeds that monarch caterpillars must eat to survive.  When it gets aphids, leave the plant alone unless it looks sick. Then, if necessary, hand spray with a water stream to get rid of them. Flowers can be cut and brought inside.

Attracts butterflies, bees and hummingbirds
Resistant to deer

For more details, visit:  https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=ASTU

Here’s Two Ways to Purchase Our Plants:

Contact Us to place an order for the plants you want, and to arrange a day/time to pick them up in Uptown Christiansburg.  Zoning regulations prevent us from having customers coming to our backyard nursery.

See our Calendar for the dates and locations of our pop up sales, where you can browse our stock of plants in person.

Payment is at time of pick up.  We do not ship plants.  We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.

 

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