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Timeline Through Landscape Design

A blog to guide home gardeners with seasonal landscape improvements.

Butterfly Weed: Perennial of the Year

Late spring to early summer is a good time to incorporate perennials into the garden. As you contemplate plant selection, why not consider butterfly weed, named the 2017 Perennial Plant of the Yearâ„¢ by the Perennial Plant Association. Butterfly weed ( Asclepias tuberosa ) is a well-behaved, easy-care plant native to Illinois. It is common in most regions of the state, except in some west...

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