Gay butterflies? - don't be silly! it's another variety of Asclepias tuberosa
If you want to attract butterflies and bees to your garden, plant Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'. This heat and drought tolerant perennial works great alone or in a mixed bed for colorful blossoms from early summer through frost. The flowers are strong shades of red, orange and yellow and It stands only 2' tall so it won't take over like some other summer bloomers. Also great as a cut flower. On sale at Park Seed for $8.95.
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Posted by Mary Ellen at July 20, 2008 4:41 PM