Butterfly Weed, 2-plant twin-pack

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Scientific name: Asclepias tuberosa
Light: Full sun
Soil: Sandy
Moisture: Dry, medium
Height: 2′
Blooms: June, July, August
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Color: Yellow-orange, orange
Spacing: 1–3 feet
Root: Tap root
Benefits: Pollinators, Birds, Deer Resistant, Host Plant

The unmistakable, intense orange of butterfly weed has made it a popular eye candy in native gardens. Unlike its cousin common milkweed, it does not wander, so you can plant it in a well-ordered perennial bed without fear of thuggery. As with all milkweeds, it serves as a host for the monarch butterfly.

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