Also known as a Butterfly Weed or Asclepias. This bushy plant was originally a wildflower but is now prized as a garden perennial also. The abundance of stiff, lance-shaped foliage provides a dark-green backdrop for the showy flower heads. The leaves are mostly alternate, 1.5- 2.25in long, pointed, and smooth on the edge. The large 2–5in, flat-topped clusters of bright-orange flowers sit on top of the flowering stem. The brilliant orange blooms light up meadows dramatically, and of course attract butterflies. Once established, is a tough, dependable color maker that creates delightful cut flowers.
Zone – 1-12 Germ Time – 14-21 Days Blooms – Late Spring to Early Fall Maximum Height – 18-36in Plant Spread – 12-18in Blossom Size – 1-3in Exposure/Light Requirement – Full Sun
1 gram per packet
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