General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 24 - 48 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Root
Pollinators: Moths and Butterflies
Bees
Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Common names
  • Butterfly Weed
  • Butterfly Milkweed
  • Pleurisy Root
  • Milkweed

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Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-07-13
In the evening at 6:51 pm.
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: Jun 21, 2008 12:10 PM
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2022-05-12
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2013-09-05
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2013-09-05
Location: All pictures taken in/on my gardens/greenhouse/property
Date: 2017-07-15
Red form
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-07-13
Monarch Caterpillar on leaf
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-07-13
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-07-01
#Pollination
Location: Ed Burton, NE Wisconsin
Date: 2010-06-24
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: Jun 21, 2008 12:12 PM
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: 2006-07-01
#pollination

Date: 2018-06-30
Location: Long Island, NY 
Date: 2013-06-24
Location: My garden in Kentucky
Date: May 26, 2010 12:57 PM

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Comments:
  • Posted by Marilyn (Kentucky - Zone 6a) on Nov 6, 2011 2:02 PM concerning plant:
    Love this plant when it's in bloom! It's beautiful in full bloom! Beautiful orange color! It's a brighter orange color than all my other orange (non 'Gay Butterflies' variety) Butterfly Weed plants.

    Love it when it's full of Monarch Butterflies!

    Give this plant some space to enjoy the full beauty of it!
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