Model # A150CL

Internet #100668879

OnlinePlantCenter 1 gal. Butterfly Weed Plant


1 gal. Butterfly Weed Plant

  • Bright Orange Flower Clusters From Late Spring to Fall
  • Easy to Grow in Average Soil and a Sunny Site
  • Deer and Drought Tolerant
$2149 /each
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Product Overview

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



Mature Height (in.)
Mature Width (in.)


Additional Characteristics
Hummingbird/Butterfly Attractant
Best Time to Plant
Year Round
Blossom Color
Blossom Color Family
Oranges / Peaches
Botanical Name
Asclepias tuberosa
Common Name
Growth Habit
Hardiness Zone
4 (-30 to -20 F),5 (-20 to -10 F),6 (-10 to 0 F),7 (0 to 10 F),8 (10 to 20 F),9 (20 to 30 F)
Recommended Space Between Plantings (in.)
Shipped As
Sun Tolerance
Full Sun
Water Requirements
Wildlife Attracted
Wildlife Deterred
No Wildlife Deterred

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Customer Questions & Answers

When is the best time to trim butterfly weed plants & how much do you trim?

Asked by: Junior
I think Travis is talking about Butterfly Bush. You should cut the dead stalks on Butterfly Weed down in spring. I heard they survive the winter better if the dead stalks are left on the plant.
Answered by: Poor
Date published: 2017-04-14

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

Asked by: marie
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.
Answered by: Monarchbreeder
Date published: 2015-11-07

Can the plant in this1 gal pot be divided?

Asked by: George
The ones I received could not have been.
Answered by: Lori
Date published: 2016-10-25

Is this Asclepias tuberosa?

Asked by: Mel
The one in the picture is.
Answered by: Poor
Date published: 2017-01-14
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Customer Reviews

1 gal. Butterfly Weed Plant is rated 2.8 out of 5 by 32.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I bought 3 butterfly weed plants online from Home Depot... I bought 3 butterfly weed plants online from Home Depot and the three of them have died while all my other milkweed plants and flowers are blooming in my Monarch butterfly garden. I am very disappointing about this purchase that costed me good money and didn't give me results.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I thought I was getting exactly what the picture looked... I thought I was getting exactly what the picture looked like. Instead all I received was 5 stems with leaves. I was disappointed!
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I was out of town when the plants arrived and... I was out of town when the plants arrived and my husband had to plant them. When I got home they looked quite healthy.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I receive the plant in poor condition time will tell... I receive the plant in poor condition time will tell if it grows.
Date published: 2017-08-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Plant These 3 plants came and we're all dried out. I planted anyway and if they come back next year I will be shocked.
Date published: 2016-09-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from not a good deal I bought it planted it as per instructions and it's dead.
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Butterfly host plant This plant is a must for all butterfly gardens. Keep in mind that it is the host plant of the Monarch and Queen butterflies who will lay their eggs on this plant. The hatched caterpillars will eat the leaves but the plants will refoliate quickly. Please don't kill the caterpillars! They will become the butterflies that we all love and need.
Date published: 2013-04-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Expensive Bare Root With shipping I paid a bit over $25.00 to receive a small bare root plant that was severly dehyrdated. I wasn't too sure the thing was going to live. For the money I paid I expected something much larger than what I received instead of a plant that would have fit into a 4" starter pot.
Date published: 2011-06-27
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