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1 Gal. Butterfly Weed Plant

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Much desired, 2 ft. tall and wide, coarse-textured, vase-shaped perennial which personifies high summer with it's bright orange heads to attract butterflies and bees throughout July and August. The flower clusters are made up of 1/4 in. across individual flowers, which grab onto the legs of visiting butterflies. As the butterfly struggles to pull free, it dusts itself with pollen. Slow growing and long-lived, sturdy, foliage clumps combine well with finer textured, mounded plants such as catmint, blue oat grass, fountain grass, or thread leaf coreopsis. For contrast, plant it with gray-leaved globe thistle or ornamental mullein. Grows best in full sun in sandy soil, but will tolerate clay soil. Deadheading promotes rebloom several weeks later. Cut back in late fall. They are slow to emerge in spring; mark their spot to avoid damage. Needs heat to prosper and bloom well; not suited to cool summer climates or poor drainage in winter.

  • Assembled dimension: 6 in. W x 6 in. D x 6 in. H
  • Highly ornamental perennial
  • Seaside tolerant
  • A must for butterfly gardens, attracts monarchs
  • 1 Gal. pot - state or federal regulations may require this plant to ship as a bare root plant, without pot and without soil
  • We're sorry, but due to federal or state regulations, this plant cannot be shipped to Arizona
  • May ship in a dormant state, with no top growth at all
  • Plant ships bare root, with no pot and no soil, to California, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah and Washington
  • Performs best in plant growing zones 4 to 9, when grown in other zones, special care requirements will be required
  • To accommodate mature size or when planting in groups, space 18 in. away from other plants or structures
  • When shipped as a bare root plant, the shake and ship system has been used to remove soil from roots

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Does this grow in partial or full shade? Can I plant in the Fall?

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You can plant in the fall if you live in Florida or southern Texas. This is a tropical milkweed and will grow and bloom year round. If you live any further north it is not recommended that you plant it in late fall. If you live in a northern state and the plant has had a chance to dig it's roots in, all you have to do is cut it back in the late fall and it will most likely grow back in the spring. The Read More
You can plant in the fall if you live in Florida or southern Texas. This is a tropical milkweed and will grow and bloom year round. If you live any further north it is not recommended that you plant it in late fall. If you live in a northern state and the plant has had a chance to dig it's roots in, all you have to do is cut it back in the late fall and it will most likely grow back in the spring. The plant will not do as well in full shade. It will grow just not very fast or very thick. I needs at least a couple hours of sun. Even in it is filtered sun. Some of my milkweed otherwise known as butterfly weed is growing under a Sun Shade that is 70/30 but the sun shade is in full sun. Read Less
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Milkweed prefers full sun. You can plant in the fall if winters are mild but this plant should be treated as an annual. You can harvest the seed for easy germination in the Spring. It takes 60 days for the plant to mature enough to support a caterpillar. See livemonarch.com for more information.
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Thank you for your inquiry. The Butterfly Weed prefers full sun and will not grow well in shade. Yes, Fall planting is perfectly acceptable. The plant will gradually die back for winter before emerging in very late spring. Patience is needed as it is one of the last perennials to show its spring growth.
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When is the best time to trim butterfly weed plants & how much do you trim?

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Hello. In southern climates, the best time to trim butterfly weed is right after blooms fade. In the north, the plant will die back in autumn and should be trimmed to ground in early spring.
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Hi Junior,
I'm Travis from The Home Depot. Thanks for visiting our site.
The best time to trim Asclepias tuberosa is in the spring, AFTER it has finished blooming. Pruning in the fall or winter will cut off buds that were set last season.
These plants bloom on old growth. They set buds about 30-60 days after they finish blooming. Prune them during this time before bud set occurs.
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Hi Junior,
I'm Travis from The Home Depot. Thanks for visiting our site.
The best time to trim Asclepias tuberosa is in the spring, AFTER it has finished blooming. Pruning in the fall or winter will cut off buds that were set last season.
These plants bloom on old growth. They set buds about 30-60 days after they finish blooming. Prune them during this time before bud set occurs.
Generally speaking, you can prune plants by 1/3rd of their overall size/height. This will provide enough plant stem to support regrowth in one season.
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Are these blooming, mature plants?

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Depending on where you live they will bloom year round.
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August 26, 2014
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Thank you for your inquiry. The Butterfly Weed plant is grown in a 1-gallon pot, are approximately 10-12" tall with 2 or more upright stems, and has blooms at this time.
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If plants are damaged when delivered can you return them

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Hello, thank you for your question. If this plant's foliage is damaged, it is best to cut its foliage back and then plant it. Because the roots aren't compromised, the plant will rebound.
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Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 26 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by not a good deal I bought it planted it as per instructions and it's dead. August 24, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Milkweed plants One of the three plants was dead when they arrived not happy as they were expensive. July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by one gallon butterfly weed plants These plants arrived on time and in A++++ condition. they were healthy, vibrant and a very good size. they planted well and are thriving. Home Depot on line is now one of my go to's for plants. July 27, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Butterfly milk weed plants One of the plantings was dead when it arrived others are doing okay July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by very hardy plants My plants arrived on time and were in very good shape. They are already blooming. June 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doing great! Butterfly weed came in good condition, waited to plant for a couple of days, but kept it watered and it did fine. Planted it and it took right away. Just waiting to see some flowers, but I am very pleased! July 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful Plants I received my butterfly weed plants in great condition and very well packaged. I have not planted them yet but they are thriving in their pots and starting to bloom, I am very pleased with my purchase. These plants were difficult to find so I am happy to have received them. They will make a great perennial addition to my butterfly garden. June 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Butterfly weed Arrived on time in good shape planted soon after and its blooming! July 5, 2016
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