Holly Days Nursery

Butterfly Weed

  • Bloom Color: Orange
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Length of Bloom: 6 weeks
  • Height: 1 to 2 feet
  • Spread: 1 to 2 feet
  • Light preference: Full sun

Butterfly Weed is a vibrant perennial known for its bright orange flowers that attract butterflies and other pollinators. It grows 1 to 3 feet tall and 1 to 2 feet wide with narrow, lance-shaped green leaves. Thriving in full sun and well-drained soil, it is drought-tolerant and suitable for USDA zones 3 to 9. This low-maintenance plant is a critical host for Monarch butterfly caterpillars making it ideal for butterfly gardens, wildflower meadows, and sunny borders.