Asclepias tuberosa

Constantly busy with butterflies and bees, this beautiful airy Californian native perennial flowers long and hard from mid-summer to the end of autumn. It is widely grown in the USA as a long vase life cut flower, and is hardy enough to withstand our winters. More
3 bare roots 200430-3 £4.50 Delivery mid November
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
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Constantly busy with butterflies and bees, this beautiful airy Californian native perennial flowers long and hard from mid-summer to the end of autumn. It is widely grown in the USA as a long vase life cut flower, and is hardy enough to withstand our winters.

Genus Asclepias
Group tuberosa
Type Hardy Perennial, Herbaceous Perennial, Perennial, Hardy
Common Name Butterflyweed
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Sandy, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Well-drained, Moist but Well-drained
Height 60-90cm (24-36in)
Spacing 30-45cm (12-18in)
Care Tips Avoid overwatering - this likes dry conditions. Flowering time varies greatly depending on location and weather conditions. Some areas will see it already flowering in June, whereas in cooler spots it may be much later.
Flowering June - August
Harvesting Flower production 3 months
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

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