Plant Details: Butterfly Weed
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Butterfly Weed has beautiful orange flowers which are a favorite nectar source for butterflies. It flowers May through August, then sometimes repeat flowers after the Monarchs eat it back. Butterfly Weed does best in very well drained soils in full sun and will tolerate shade as long as the soil is well drained. Its deep thick tap root provides an energy source and moisture retention which allows this species to with stand extreme drought conditions and bounce back with the next rain as if it was never subjected to the stressful conditions. Mature height is about 2'High x 3'Wide under ideal conditions.Also the chief host plant for Monarch Butterfly. This is a long lived perennial that requires very little care and offers bright tangerine to dark orange flowers year after year..
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