Some live for 50 years; others, for three. Find out which perennials will give you longlasting pleasure in your garden.
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Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
This butterfly magnet takes 2 to 5 years to reach full maturity and can live much longer. Drought-tolerant, butterfly weed isn’t picky about growing conditions. Give it a sunny spot, and you’ll be on your way to a flowery summer. Butterflies, bees and other pollinators can’t resist these bright orange blooms. Hardy in Zones 3 to 9.