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- Mature height: 1 to 2.5 feet; grows in clumps
- Light: Full sun
- Soil: Dry to medium
- Landscape uses: Monarch habitat, Butterfly garden, rock garden, naturalized areas. Also good in sunny border areas or slopes.
- Deer resistance: High
- Fun fact: Also known as Pleurisy root because Native Americans chewed the roots as a cure for lung ailments.
- Pair with Little Bluestem, Purple Coneflower, Brown-Eyed Susan, Golden Alexanders.
Pollinator value: Very high.
As the name suggests, attracts butterflies (larval host to Monarchs, Grey Hairstreaks and Queens). Also attracts hummingbirds and is of special value to native bees, honey bees and bumble bees.
One of the showiest wildflowers, Butterfly weed produces flat-topped, yellow-orange to bright-orange flower clusters.
Easy to grow and resistant to drought.