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Q.how to get butterfly plant to flower?

Zone tampa, fl 33614 | Anonymous added on October 7, 2020 | Answered

should i cut them back or prune them and where?

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Answered on October 8, 2020

If you are referring to the butterfly bush, here are the specifics in growing it:


If you mean the bright orange butterfly weed, asclepias tuberosa, the native host plant for monarchs, they flower off and on all summer. They bloom, then take a rest, then bloom again.


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