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Blooms of Butterfly Weed last up to 8 weeks, generally starting sometime in June and ending in August. Although, occasionally you are treated to additional blooming in late August / September.

In Fall and Winter, Butterfly Weed can be cut back to the ground. Once the leaves and stalk appear dead or dry, simple take pruning shears and cut the plant to ground. It will reemerge in Spring.

Butterfly Weed Blooming Season

2 – Spray them off with the hose

2 – Fill pots with a general potting soil that is moist, but not soggy.

Choose a location or flower bed that receives at least 4 hours of direct sun. But the more sun it receives, the better.

Height: 2 to 3 feet

Hardiness zones:

Propagate by seed, cuttings, division or separation – Seed germination is erratic. It is improved by sowing fresh seed as soon as it is ripe. Use a well-aerated soil mix. Take basal cuttings in spring.Divide in the spring or fall, but division is difficult due to the long taproot.

Shape: upright

Orange is the norm, but the variety ‘Gay Butterflies’ may have red, orange or yelllow blooms.

Foliage color: medium green

Herbaceous Perennial Flower, Wildflower