butterfly weed

Asked October 9, 2017, 3:08 PM EDT

I want to add some butterfly weed to my garden. When is the best time to plant it?

Carroll County Maryland

1 Response

Seed or containerized plants should do best for you in spring.

If you find containers in the fall that look healthy and you want to plant then, look at the roots if you can (it usually slips out of the container fairly easily). If it is root bound, i.e. the roots have grown to the pot side and are starting to circle, that can be a problem. Being root bound tends to weaken these plants.