Butterfly Weed Wildflower Plugs - Asclepias tuberosa
We think you should try growing ALL the milkweeds, but if you had to choose just one- this would likely be the most all-purpose choice. Most folks wouldn’t argue with this being the best buy among the milkweeds for a landscaping scenario, where the flat-topped, glowing orange to (sometimes) yellow or red blooms appear much brighter than their surroundings, and the green leaves hold their own when it’s not in bloom. Being a perennial, you can plant these plugs once and enjoy them every year for years to come. They will also reproduce and spread by seed.
The blooms are utilized by all sorts of insects including bees and butterflies. The leaves are also eaten by the larvae of the Monarch, Grey Hairstreak, and the Queens butterfly. Since we grow these for our customers to plant in their bird and butterfly gardens and pocket prairies, we refuse to treat them with systemic insecticides….so you may encounter a few aphids from time to time on them. Never fear- the aphids can feed your ladybugs, or you can blast them off with a hose.
Butterfly weed needs full sun and a well-drained site to thrive and bloom. They will not tolerate wet or poorly drained soil. Along with many other wildflowers and native grasses they can grow on sites deemed too poor to grow fast growing trees, and will serve a better purpose than said trees on poorish sites. The wild yard a.k.a. “pocket prairie” is thankfully making a comeback by folks in-the-know, and this one is a top choice for that.
pH range 4.5-7.5
Live plants and seedlings:
Orders without a specific ship date selected at check out are shipped via UPS the first shipping day following the day the order is received. In order to ensure our live plants and seedlings are delivered in the best shape we do not ship on Friday Saturday or Sunday. You may select a shipping date up to six weeks from purchase date at check out.
Tree Protection and Supplies:
Items are shipped via UPS the first shipping day following the day the order is received. We do not ship tree protection items and supplies on Saturday or Sunday.
Native Seed and Forb Blends :
Native Seed and Forb blends are custom blended and shipped via UPS from Kentucky please allow three days from the day the order is received until shipment. We do not ship Native Seeds and Forb Blends on Saturday or Sunday.
No Refund Policy:
Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries (Nativ Nurseries) guarantees that our product will arrive in good condition, alive, and true to its name as labeled. We take care in packaging our products. If your order is incorrect or does not arrive in good condition, contact our customer service desk within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product to report any mistake in your order or damage to the product. No refunds will be given however but, we will fix our mistake or rectify any damage by replacing the product at our expense. Nativ Nurseries makes no warranty, expressed or implied for any certain rate of growth or productivity for any of our plant products. Nativ Nurseries will not be responsible for crop failure, damage to products after the customer has received an order, or injuries due to non-recommended zone planting, frost damage, or any man made or natural cause beyond our control. Nativ Nurseries will consider replacing an order if a claim is made in writing or e-mail within five (5) business days from your receipt of the product explaining in detail what problems have occurred. However, Nativ Nurseries reserves the right to refuse replacement at any time.