Ice Ballet Butterfly Plant Overview
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Ice Ballet Butterfly Plant

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  • Must Have For Butterfly Gardens
  • Showy, Long-Lived White Blooms
  • Easy Care and Hardy
  • Great Border, Groundcover Or Cut Flower Plant

No butterfly garden would be complete without a food source for monarch butterfly larvae! The Ice Ballet Butterfly Plant (Asclepias 'Ice Ballet') doesn't just help our winged friends, it's a beautiful plant in its own right. Growing upright and tall, you'll love the snow-white flowers which contrast with its deep green foliage.

This variety is a beacon for butterflies with the added benefit of being a low-care perennial. Excellent for borders, as tall groundcover and even as a cut flower! But the biggest bonus for Ice Ballet is being one of the most attractive plants for butterfly gardens as a nectar source. It is also utilized by monarch butterflies for egg-laying.

Showy flowers begin blooming in early summer and last well into fall. Ice Ballet prefers to be planted in full sun and needs well drained soil. Use in mass plantings, as a border plant, or as a tall groundcover. It's excellent for use in fresh or dried flower arrangements.

Though it is perfectly cold hardy the northern regions, mulching plants in winter will help prevent frost heaving, as well as aid in moisture retention throughout the rest of the year. In spring, trim back last year's growth and await the beautiful new foliage that will appear a bit later than other perennials.

Following the fabulous flowers, typical Milkweed seed pods develop on the Butterfly Weed, which rupture to reveal seeds with long, silvery-white, silky hairs. This variety may self-propagate if the seed pods are not removed.

Enjoy a new butterfly habitat in your landscape by ordering the Ice Ballet Butterfly Plant today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Ice Ballet Butterfly Plant Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Botanical Name Asclepias 'Ice Ballet'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 18 - 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Early Spring
Fragrant Yes