Perennial plant of the year named

Perennial plant of the year named

The Perennial Plant Association chose the native Asclepias tuberosa.

January 9, 2017
Industry News

Asclepias tuberosa
2017 Perennial Plant of the Year

Butterfly Weed - A North American native plant
Asclepias tuberosa are butterfly magnets. The flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a source for the monarch butterfly caterpillars.

Additionally, butterfly weed is subject to no serious insect or disease problems. Deer usually avoid butterfly weed.

Hardiness: USDA Zones 4 to 9
Light: Butterfly weed grows best in full sun
Soil: Grows best in well-drained soils and it is drought tolerant
Uses: Butterfly weed is a perfect selection for full-sun meadow or prairie gardens as well as formal to semi-formal urban gardens. Flower arrangers find the plants make long-lasting cut flowers.

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