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Butterfly Plant Mix

2018 Perennial Plant of the Year

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  • SKU: 64343
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Height: 18 - 36 inches
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
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Butterfly Plant Mix

Description
This is an all-around good idea for the garden. Milkweed is the sole host for monarch larvae to feed on. Their milkweed diet also makes them toxic to predators, which they show off in brilliant, orange-and-black wings we love to spot in the garden. These three free-flowering varieties are useful in landscaping, too. The two tuberosas have no problem with extremely dry soil. Patches of Asclepias tuberosa have been seen growing out of otherwise barren, rocky soil on the side of highways. The incarnata variety, or Swamp Milkweed, tolerates wet soils, hence its name. And as all three are native cultivars, they are easy to grow and drought tolerant. They're ideal to grow alongside perennial grasses, because they will not be overwhelmed by the grass. If you want to show off your gardening skills around the house, the flowers and the seed pods are long-lasting in fresh and dried arrangements.
Product Details
  • Botanical NameAsclepias tuberosa, Asclepias incarnata, Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'
  • Ships AsNO. 1 BAREROOT
  • Height18 - 36 inches
  • Spacing18 - 36 inches
  • Spread18 - 36 inches
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun
  • Color Descriptionmixed
  • Foliage TypeAlternate, lanceolate or oblong, 2-6" long and 1/4 to 1" wide.
  • Bloom TimeMid to late summer
  • Flower FormMilkweed-like blossoms. Flowers about 1/4" across in short umbel-like cymes or clusters.
  • Soil RequirementsWell drained, dry , infertile sandy soils. Doesn't like wet soils. Cannot compete with surface rooted trees. Incarnata can tolerate moist soil types.
  • Growth RateFast
  • PruningDeadheading can prolong blooming time.
  • Winter CareNo winter care needed.
  • Additional InformationMedicinal properties to roots. Leaves and stems are supposed to be poisonous to animals. Slow to emerge in the spring so be careful not to disturb it during early spring clean-up. It will compete successfully with the grasses.
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Zones4-9
  • Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate the roots without bending them. Work soil around the roots, firm well and water thoroughly.
Shipping

Shipping Information:

Plants, fertilizer and other supplies* will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below.

2019 Fall Shipping Schedule

Zone

 Bulbs, Perennials and 
Potted Plants

German Iris

1A - 4B 9/3/19 - 11/1/19 8/12/19 - 11/1/19
5A 9/3/19 - 11/1/19 8/12/19 - 11/1/19
5B 9/3/19 - 11/1/19 8/12/19 - 11/1/19
6A & 6B 9/3/19 - 11/1/19 8/12/19 - 11/1/19
7A 9/3/19 - 11/15/19 8/12/19 - 11/15/19
7B 9/3/19 - 11/15/19 8/19/19 - 11/15/19
8A & 8B 9/3/19 - 11/15/19 8/19/19 - 11/15/19
9A-10B 9/3/19 - 11/15/19 8/19/19 - 11/15/19
Last Order Date Zones 1-6: 10/28/19
 Zones 7-10: 11/11/19 
Zones 1-6: 10/28/19
Zones 7-10: 11/11/19



*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered apart from plant orders are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Other Notes:

We aim for your order to be in your hands at the ideal time to plant, every time. Our growers must anticipate their supply based on the season they expect. Our experts predict weather patterns as best they can to set suitable shipping windows for each growing zone. However, as any gardener knows, nature is not so predictable. The type of product you order, along with the weather in your area or ours, may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order, we always strive to ship the order complete and as early as possible. However, sometimes this may result in a delay of some items that are ready before others. Our customers have suggested that they would rather wait to receive their order as complete as possible. If you would like to receive part of your order ahead of time, please reach out to our customer service department and we can accommodate. Orders with large items may be shipped in more than one package. There is no extra charge if your order requires more than one package.

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