Asclepias, Red Butterfly
Fiery orange-scarlet flowers.
Unusual clusters of fiery orange-scarlet flowers attract butterflies all summer until frost. Plants thrive in hot weather. GARDEN HINTS: In milder areas, sow directly outdoors after all danger of frost. For flower arranging, cut when blooms are 2/3 open.
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Order: 1 Pkt. (50 seeds)
Borders, Dried Flowers
SunFull SunHeight36 inchesSpread12 inchesBloom SeasonFallResistant ToDeer, DroughtOrnamental UseBorders, Dried FlowersPlanting TimeSpringLife CycleAnnual
Asclepias, Red Butterfly is rated out of 5 by 3.Rated 5 out of 5 by ButterfliesAndBees from Robust Butterfly Attractor Love this plant. Even after 2 years of careless storage in a garage, the seeds germinated very well. I started them indoors and set them in a sunny window where they quickly grew big enough to be moved to the garden After I transferred them to my backyard, I made sure they didn't dry out during their first couple weeks outdoors, but have not had to spend hardly any time caring for them since. They grew tall and gained blooms within a couple weeks of being moved and have ever since been heavy with little flowers. Plant also does well in drier conditions too. When there is no rain for an extended period, the leaves begin to droop a little but still look ok, and they perk right back up with a little watering. Flowers do not appear to be affected by dry periods at all, which is awesome. And the butterflies love them! I have a monarch and a tiger swallowtail that hang out on my plants for a few hours every day. Highly recommended.Date published: 2015-08-23Rated 5 out of 5 by marythegardner from Great plant for sunny gardens I grew these from seed this spring...I started indoors in March, and then moved them outside. They are the 'backbone' of my large flower garden since I ended up having so many plants. Their height is not overwhelming, and they have flowered all summer. The traveling monarchs laid their eggs on them this spring, and have now returned to feast on them on their way south. I will go to all the trouble of growing them from seed again this spring, since they were so easy to grow, bug free (except for monarch caterpillars), and a butterfly magnet!Date published: 2009-09-09Rated 5 out of 5 by Sparky123 from Great Butterfly Bush If you want a prolific bloomer that attracts lots of butterflies, this is the plant for you. I purchased a one gallon plant and had butterflies landing on it as I carried it to the backyard!!Date published: 2007-04-10