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Asclepias tuberosa - 3 x dormant tubers

Asclepias tuberosa - 3 x dormant tubers
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Common Name: Butterfly Weed

Plant Family: Asclepiadaceae

Size/Qty:  3x Bare Root Plants
Useful for:  Cut Flower
Planting Style:  Wildflower or Wildlife
Season of Interest:  Spring
Position/ Situation:  Sunny Border
Sun or Shade:  Sun
Flower Colour:  Orange
Scented flowers or leaves:  No Scent
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Upright
Evergreen:  No
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Soil PH:  No preference
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Bee and Butterfly:  Both
Rabbit & Deer Resistance:  Not Known To Be Resistant
Resistance to Honey Fungus:  Resistant to Honey Fungus

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Excellent plant for attracting butterflies with clusters of bright orange flowers from July-September. Many species will feed on this plant. For well drained soil in full sun. Tuberous so will completely die back after flowering.


Buying bare root perennials is a very effective and economical way of introducing new plants into your garden. They have good root systems which have not been confined to a pot and have enjoyed all the benefits of being grown in natural soil and wether conditions so they will transplant well into your garden and establishment is often better and quicker than with pot-grown equivalents. Bare root plants are only available during the dormant season, typically between November and March

Plants should ideally be planted straight away if the ground is moist and not frozen. If you cannot do this, keep them in a cool shady place, insuring the roots are kept moist but not sitting in water. Either wrap the root balls in damp newspaper or temporarily heel them in to a patch of ground and water in. Smaller clumps will benefit from being potted on first and grown on in a sheltered location until they can be planted out.


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