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Asclepias tuberosa 'Blonde Bombshell'
Common Name: Butterfly Milkweed Family: Asclepiadaceae (The Milkweed Family)

Asclepias tuberosa 'Blonde Bombshell' is a golden yellow form of the normally orange butterfly milkweed. It is a clonal selection (rather than a seed strain) with a uniform and improved habit and flower colour consistency. The buds are flushed with orange before opening to the intricate yellow flowers. Blooms for months in summer followed by attractive seed heads. Milkweed and other butterfly species will very happy if you plant 'Blonde Bombshell'. Full sun, dry soil. Late to emerge in spring so be patient. Deer resistant.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

Native Habitat:
Dry open sandy and gravelly soils and grassy places by the sides of roads.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourYellow
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourOrange
Height12-24" Bloom TimeSummer
Spread8-12" FragranceYes
Light Exposure Foliage ColourGreen
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness3-9 BerriesYes
BC NativeNo

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