Butterfly Weed

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Full Sun,
Height At Maturity
Under 3 Feet
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Planting Zones 3-9
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Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)


Butterfly Weed Plant : If you long for a butterfly garden that will attract numerous visitors, the butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is an essential staple. Its showy bright orange perennial flowers attract many kinds of butterflies to feed on the flower's nectar. Besides butterflies, this stately flower will also attract bees, hummingbirds, and other pollinators to dine on its nectar.


You are not alone in your dream of a butterfly garden--we have the proof; butterfly weed is the number one best-seller we offer at TN Nursery.


Looking for Native Plantings? Consider the Butterfly Weed


Butterfly weed is a North America native planting, ideal for naturalizing the sunniest spots in your garden. Asclepias tuberosa is an integral part of a butterfly garden. Its large, flat-topped, bright orange flowers spike upward and reach as high as two feet, attracting legions of butterflies. The abundant orange flowers bloom in large clusters that add a generous splash of color to your landscape.


You will enjoy a long cycle of blooms, with most of the United States enjoying the show of color for almost the entire summer season.


Asclepias tuberosa is an easy-to-manage plant from seed and may self-seed in the landscape once established. It requires only a little care from you, including occasional fertilizing, possible aphid control, and dead heading the spent blossoms.


Butterfly weed is also prized for its cut flowers, making it a popular choice for dried floral arrangements. The flowers also produce attractive seed pods. Like the spent blossoms, crafters frequently use those seeds to add interest and texture to wreaths and dried flower arrangements.


Butterfly weed or Asclepias tuberosa Is an Easy-Care Option


Not only is Asclepias tuberosa a beauty, but it's also drought-tolerant and heat-tolerant, making it hardy in semi-arid regions.


Finally, butterfly weed is deer-resist and rabbit-resistant. That means it is not a first-choice dining option for the local deer and rabbits. Because herbivore animals have a sharp sense of smell, they usually prefer less fragrant plants. Thus, they will usually eat your plant only if they run out of less aromatic options.


Butterfly Weed is available to order today at TN Nursery


Are you ready to plant the butterfly garden of your dreams? Feel free to order butterfly weed from TN Nursery, and we will take good care of you.


Reviews (8)

  • 4
    butterfly weed

    Posted by bajanman on Dec 07, 2022

    roots arrived securely packaged and planted the following day. unable to offer a meaningful review until spring when/if the plants emerge and grow.

  • 5
    Butterfly weed and common milkweed

    Posted by Planting Monarch Butterfly Garden on Oct 18, 2022

    I received the order in a short time. The plants are extremely healthy. The roots are long, thick, and abundant. I purchased a few plants somewhere else, and those are anemic looking compared to the ones I received from this nursery. I will definitely order more plants from you :)

  • 4
    Butterfly Weed

    Posted by Mary on Sep 02, 2022

    Strong healthy looking rhizomes, just one looked drier/ order than the others. Had plenty of moist peat/soil in bag. Easy to plant.

  • 4
    Butterfly Weed

    Posted by Alex B on Aug 29, 2022

    Perfectly packaged. Arrived promptly with very clear instructions. Will have to wait to see if they come up next year.

  • 4
    look to be robust root stock

    Posted by Kathleen Haynes on Aug 15, 2022

    not sure whether to expect I'll see plants this year or next

  • 4
    Butterfly weed

    Posted by Jeff Monroe on Jul 31, 2022

    Bulb or root seems ok.

  • 5

    Posted by Andy Burleigh on Jul 20, 2022

    Arrived promptly, looks healthy, planted, not up yet

  • 5

    Posted by Mitchell D. Eichberger on Jul 08, 2022

    Very high-quality stock and shipped perfectly. Will be doing more business soon.

Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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