Asclepias Gay Butterflies Mixture
Asclepias Gay Butterflies Mixture

Asclepias Gay Butterflies Mixture

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Quick Facts
Common Name: Milkweed
Hardiness Zone: 4-9S/10W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Jul
Height: 24-30" Spacing: 12"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: 1 PINT 28.86 CU IN.
Deer Resistance: Yes
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This brilliantly colored mix produces blooms in shades of fiery red, orange, and yellow in June and July, and they add sizzle to the hot-colored border. They are also magical with Delphiniums and shorter Grasses. A favorite of butterflies and other beneficial insects.

Of the 200 species in the genus Asclepias, the best known are North American wildflowers. They have small, curiously shaped blooms that appear in dense clusters. These plants provide nourishment for Monarch butterflies through all their life stages, and are essential for their survival.

For more information on the growing and care of Asclepias, click Growing Guide.




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


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A viewer from CT

I've ordered from White Flower Farm several times and have been very satisfied with the health of the plants I've received. This year I ordered a butterfly collection. My only disappointment is that all three asclepias have orange blooms. The variety of color is what I found desirable when I placed my order.

We are so sorry to hear that the mix didn’t work out as hoped in the garden, we understand how disappointing that can be. Our offering comes from a seed mix, which has a natural variability to it. To increase the odds of getting a wider color variation we do sell the mix in multiples of three but even then, color variation can’t be insured.

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Asclepias Gay Butterflies Mixture

A viewer from Monroe, CT

I was excited to find these at WFF, as I had originally seen them near the road where I walk and wondered what they were. They grew well, but this summer they were attacked from mid-season on by a horrible looking caterpillar that stripped the ends. I am hoping they come back next year, because it was pretty dispiriting to find yet another predator ruining my plantings (the coneflowers I bought from WFF got eaten to the ground once they flowered).

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Major disappointing purchase

A viewer from Portland Maine

Purchased these in the summer of 2015. When they arrived, one of the three plants looked a tad scraggly/weak. I followed the planting / growing instructions to the letter. In addition, I took the advice of other customers to be sure to mark the plants so they would be known the following spring, as they do pop up later than others in my gardens. The 'scraggly / weak' plant did not survive the summer, about 3 weeks after planting, it just withered away; other two looked fabulous, green leaves but did not grow in height. The spring of 2016 arrived and the only thing in the garden to remind me they are planted in the garden are the stakes I placed with them when I planted them. I've heard from many people these are gorgeous and was so excited to find them at White's Flower Farm. However, I am not happy with the price I paid for the results I got! I purchased several other plants and three blueberry bushes in the same order as the Asclepias mixture and they are all thriving! Even had blueberries on each of the three bushes! this summer!

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Surprised by what came

MJ from Boston

The plants arrived looking like tiny seedlings. Are doing ok, but very disappointed for the price. I have had better plants delivered in the past from WFF.

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Only orange, alas

Pale Green Thumb from Massachusetts

I like planting this for the Monarch butterflies. I wish my order included the other colors, not just orange. This plant should be marked well, because it emerges later in spring.

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Growing guide

Growing guide

Latin Name Pronunciation: uh-sklee'pee-us  

This genus, commonly known as Milkweed, consists of many North American native species, and is most notable for attracting butterflies. Their flowers are excellent nectar sources, and the plants are important hosts for the larval stage of the Monarch butterfly. Use Asclepias in pollinator gardens, sunny borders, and meadows.

Asclepias grows best planted in full sun and well-drained soil (sandy soil is ideal). Since some perennial Milkweed varieties are among the last to emerge from dormancy in spring, mark their location so you don't plant something on top of them.

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