Butterfly Flower

Butterfly Flower can be described as a perennial flower that attracts butterflies. It is also commonly called the butterfly weed, milkweed, and butterfly milkweed.

Unlike other milkweeds, the sap is not milky. The low maintenance Butterfly Flower plant likes full to partial sun. They prefer sandy, well-drained soil. They are drought tolerant.

They do not like heavy, clay soils that retain a lot of moisture. Water them only in the driest conditions. Plants set out this year, will bloom the following year.

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Adding a general purpose fertilizer once or twice during the season will help to promote maximum growth and bloom.

We recommend one fertilizer feeding a couple weeks prior to blooming. The pre-bloom feeding should be high in phosphorous.

The Butterfly Flower plant, which is related to the Petunia, is often called the Poor Man’s Orchid.

Schizanthus wisetonensis grows to a height of 1-2 feet, forming a neat, rounded clump that produces masses of brightly colored flowers from July until September.

Butterfly Flower Plants can be grown outdoors in containers and bought indoors once they begin to bloom. Cut Butterfly Flowers will last up to a week in your home.

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The low maintenance Butterfly Flower plant likes full to partial sun. They prefer sandy, well-drained soil. They are drought tolerant. They do not like heavy, clay soils that retain a lot of moisture.

Water them only in the driest conditions. Plants set out this year, will bloom the following year. Adding a general purpose fertilizer once or twice during the season will help to promote maximum growth and bloom.

We recommend one fertilizer feeding a couple weeks prior to blooming. The pre-bloom feeding should be high in phosphorous.

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