Common Name: Butterfly Weed Asclepias T. Blonde Bombshll

Height:18.0-20.0 Inches

Spread:28.0-32.0 Inches

 

Hardiness Zones:3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Flower Color:Yellow Shades

Foliage Color:Green shades

 

Sunlight:Full Sun (> 6 hrs. Direct Sun)

Water Requirements:Low Water NeedsAverage Water Needs

Soil Quality:Poor Soil QualityAverage Soil QualityFertile Soil Quality

 

Soil Chemistry:Acidic Soil (pH < 7.0)Neutral Soil (pH = 7.0)

Bloomtime:Early SummerMidsummerLate Summer

Attracts Wings:Attracts ButterfliesAttracts HummingbirdsBee Friendly

 

Critter Resistant:Deer Resistant

Seasonal Interest:Dried Seed Heads

Growth Rate:Medium

 

Garden Style:EclecticPrairieRain Garden

Other Features:Border PlantCut FlowerCut FoliageDried FlowerDrought TolerantMass Planting

Origin:Native to North America

 

Asclepias tuberosa is a classic native perennial that's popular because of its rugged habit, bright flowers, and the ability to attract pollinators. 'Blonde Bombshell' is a yellow flowering clone selected from a field of Asclepias tuberosa. This variety has an improved habit and uniform color from what you'd expect from variations in a seed strain. Incredibly dark foliage holds golden yellow flowers that radiate down the habit for an extremely long season of bloom. Plant this refined selection and get ready to see butterflies!

Gather bouquets of Asclepias all summer long; the long stems are wonderful for cutting and are long-lasting. Sear the ends of the cut stems over a flame to stop the milky sap from leaking out.

Following the fabulous flowers, green fruits develop which rupture to reveal seeds with long, silvery-white, silky hairs reminiscent of its cousin, common milkweed. These are great to use in dried flower arrangements.