Asclepias curassavica

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  • Common Name: Milkweed
  • Plant Story:

    Beloved by all pollinators!! Asclepias curassavica features long, lasting showy summer flowers that are red-orange with yellow hoods. Monarch butterflies love-laying there eggs here making it a great addition to any butterfly garden.

  • Type: Perennial Herbaceous
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Red
  • Planting Zone: 9-11
  • Height: 2-3 ft
  • Spread: 1.5-2 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Beds, borders, cottage gardens, meadows, and butterfly gardens
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Birds, Butterflies,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Is NativeSouth America
  • Form: Clump forming
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Tolerates light shade. May be grown indoors. Easily grown from seeds. Plant seedlings after last fros


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