Asclepias tuberosa - Butterfly Weed
As the name suggests this flower attracts the Butterflies with its bright orange flower during the summer months. It will tolerate drought conditions; therefore it is great for that hot sunny dry spot in your garden, even does well in hard red clay. It will become a large clump after several years, forming into a small shrub. It is best not to disturb the long taproot once the plant gets established. Another great host plant for the Monarch Butterfly. One of our best sellers so be patient we do run out of these from time to time.
Sun, Dry Soil, Summer, 1-2 ft Tall, Zones 3-10