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Butterfly Weed

Drive butterflies crazy with these large clusters of vibrant flowers. Easy to grow, this readily self-sowing plant produces interesting seedpods when the flowers are spent. Gorgeous planted in groups or add to the wildflower or cottage garden with coneflower, delphinium and cranesbill. Prefers fertile, well-drained soil.

Companion Plants

Fountain Grass


Red Hot Poker

Plant Details

  • Common name

    Butterfly Weed

  • Botanical name

    Asclepias tuberosa

  • Variety

    Silky Deep Red

  • Zone

    USDA Zone 9 (20°F) to USDA Zone 11 (40°F).

  • Light


  • Height

    30-36" (76-91 cm)

  • Habit


  • Feed

    Use all-purpose

  • Water

    Weekly during dry spells

  • Bloom Color


  • Bloom Time


  • Maintenance

    Mulch to reduce weeds

This plant also belongs to the following collections:

  • Kathleen P.'s collection