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Butterfly Vine
 

 

BUTTERFLY  Vine                                         Perennial herb –

Asclepias tuberosa                                            Ht. 1 ½’-2’ Spread 2’

az-KLEP-ee-us too-ber-OH-sah                          Spacing 2’

 

HABIT:                 2”-4” clusters of yellow or orange blooms from April to September.

 

CULTURE:            Relatively easy to grow in any soil. Slow-growing. Does not grow well in pots.

 

USES:                   Summer color to attract butterflies.

 

PROBLEMS:         Aphids on new growth. Can die out from too much water. Hard to transplant.

 

NOTES:                 Plant a few, but don’t invest a lot of money in this plant.

 


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