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Flowering Perennials: Characteristics and Culture

Butterfly weed

  • Scientific name
    Asclepias tuberosa
  • Height
    12 to 20 inches
  • Bloom period
    August
  • Color
    Orange, yellow, red
  • Light
    Full sun
  • Moisture
    Well drained
  • Soil
    Sandy loam
  • Relative ease of care
    Easy
  • Remarks
    Difficult to transplant. Suited to hot, dry sites.

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