USDA Hardiness Zone 3-9
This strong stemmed, upright native exhibits early to mid summer blooms of reddish pink flowers.
Leaves and seed pods are long and narrow. Despite its common name, it is tolerant of dry, clay soils.
Good choice for sunny, low or moist areas that dry. A great border for a butterfly garden. It has a very long bloom time.
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips
Cut back in late summer if plant looks unattractive. Butterfly Weed is a native plant with a long taproot that is late to emerge in the spring. Sear stems to seal the sap to use as cut flowers.
Joe Pye Weed
(Echinacea Big Sky),
Bluebells of Scotland
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes & Uses
|| Cut Flowers
|| Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Season of Interest (Foliage)