Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed)

Bright orange/yellow flowers bloom on top of tall hairy stems, and give way to seed pods. Leaves are speared and narrow. Despite it’s common name, this particular species of milkweed has no milky sap. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer to early fall
1-3 ft tall x 1-3 ft wide
Deer resistant
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Drought resistant

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Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low to Moderate Moisture
Native to Native

Tubular, fluted golden yellow rays open around a darker yellow centre disk. Foliage of upright stems and dark green leaves forms a compact mound. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to late summer
1-1.5 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
Deer and rabbit tolerant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant

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Vivid daisy-like flowers sporting rosy purple petals that surround a red-orange cone bloom on top of strong stems. Rapid growth rate.

Use as cut or dried flowers. Be sure to keep some flowers in the garden over winter, as the blackened heads provide cold-season garden interest, as well as food for finches and other winter birds.

Blooms mid-spring to summer
2-4 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant

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Purple tassel flower spikes, green grassy foliage, moderate growth rate, blooms mid to late summer, attracts butterflies, drought tolerant, 2-4 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide, full sun.

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Bright yellow, brown cone, leaves covered with bristly hairs, moderate growth rate, blooms early summer to early fall, full sun to partial shade, 2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide.

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(COLOR SPIRES® Series ) Deep violet blue and white bicolour flower spikes. Dark green, mounded, fragrant foliage. Clumping habit. Blooms late spring to early summer. 18-20″ tall x 18-20″ spread. Full Sun.

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Purple-blue flowers, green, sharp-toothed foliage, blooms mid-summer to early fall, attracts butterflies, 4-6 ft high x 2-3 ft wide, full sun

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Pink-white star-shaped flowers bloom in globular form on seed pods. Light green foliage of thick broad oblong leaves grow on the stems. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-late summer
4-5 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer resistant
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Drought tolerant
Fragrant

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Tiny dark blue and off-white star-shaped flowers hold a yellow centre. Narrow green hairy leaves make a thick foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
2-3 ft tall x 2-3 ft wide
Deer resistant
Attracts butterflies
Drought tolerant
Tolerant to juglone

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