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Butterfly Milkweed is grown as an ornamental plant. It lasts several years as a perennial if kept above 5C. The leaves are the favourite food of Danaus butterflies. If Danaus are in your region, plant a few and they will come !

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Butterfly Milkweed is grown as an ornamental plant. It lasts several years as a perennial if kept above 5C. The leaves are the favourite food of Danaus butterflies. If Danaus are in your region, plant a few and they will come !

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Cultivation Protected
Plant origin America
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 40cm-70cm
Botanical family Apocynaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature 0 ºC to 10 ºC
Flowering Season Warmer Months
Plant type Woody
Care Pot
Shape Perennials
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