Butterfly weed is a native perennial milkweed that features bright orange blooms in mid summer. It is a favorite of numerous pollinators, and an essential food source for monarch caterpillar larvae. This is a great plant that will bring life to your sunny meadow or mixed border garden. This is a Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Green Ribbon Native Plant.
Natural Habitat: Meadows, prairies
Light Requirements: Sun to part shade
Soil Requirements: Average to dry
USDA Hardiness: Zones 3-9
Size: Height of 2’
Wildlife Value: Butterflies, bees
Deer Resistance: Resistant
Germination Requirements: 30 CMS
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