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Butterfly Weed (orange native)

Price: $10
Size: 1 gallon pot
Light: Full Sun
Type: Perennial
Photo by American Meadows

Beloved for its ability to attract a variety of helpful (and beautiful) insects to the garden, butterfly weed is an easy-to-nurture herbaceous perennial that can also be found growing as a native wildflower in a slew of untamed environments, such as meadows, prairies, and forest clearings.

This clump-forming perennial grows from tuberous roots to a height of 1' - 2' and is characterized by glossy-green, lance-shaped leaves and clusters of bright orange-to-yellow blooms that are rich with nectar and pollen.

A type of milkweed, butterfly weed is generally planted in late spring after the soil is warm. It is fairly slow to become established and may take as much as three years before it flowers.

When it finally does flower, its clusters of bright orange-yellow flowers will display from late spring until late summer. (Source: The Spruce)

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