Butterflyweed for Clay

 - Asclepias tuberosa, var. Clay

Light: Full Sun
Soil: Loam, Clay
Moisture: Medium
Benefits: Pollinators, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant
Height: 2'-3'
Blooms: Jun, Jul, Aug
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Color: Orange
Spacing: 1'
Root: Taproot

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1-4 Deep Plugs $6.99
5-10 Deep Plugs $5.99
11-31 Deep Plugs $4.99
32 Deep Plugs $3.99

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A Prairie Nursery exclusive, this variation of Butterflyweed originated on a clay prairie. Butterflyweed for Clay can be grown in clay soils where the common strain of Asclepias tuberosa will not grow. Recommended for planting only on upland sites, as it will not do well in poorly-drained soils.

The long-lasting and bright orange flowers along with its low mounded profile make this the most popular of milkweeds. True to its name, Butterflyweed attracts legions of butterflies and is an important host plant for the caterpillars of Monarch, Grey Hairstreak, and Queen butterflies.

A favorite prairie plant for all types of gardens, mature plants in an ideal location can become gorgeous specimens, with multiple flowering stems spreading across a 2' high plant. Older mature plants have a deep tap root that extends down a foot or more. They can be transplanted if dug carefully during dormancy.

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