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125 Asclepias Curassavica Tropical ButterflyMilkweed Seeds

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  • Model: TGW-ASCU
  • Manufactured by: The Gardening World

Description

Asclepias Curassavica or bloodflower is a tender perennial that is grown as an annual in cooler climates. It is also known as tropical milkweed because it is native to the tropics of South America. Plants are 3 to 4 feet tall and have clusters of red and yellow flowers. Can be used as a host plant for monarch butterflies. Deer resistant.

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Flower Facts

  • Name - Bloodflower
  • Scientific Name - Asclepias curassavica
  • Product Type - Flower Seeds
  • Cycle - Tender Perennial
  • Color - Red/Yellow
  • Height - 18"-36"
  • Sun - Full Sun
  • Moisture - Dry, Moderate
  • Bloom Period - Fall/Summer
  • USDA Hardiness Zones - 8-12

GERMINATION

Direct sow seeds just below the surface of the soil in late fall or early spring. To start seed indoors, sow just below the surface of the soil in a flat 6-8 weeks before the last frost of spring. After the last frost and when the seedlings have grown tall enough to handle safely, plant them 15-18” apart in full sun and rich, well drained soil. This plant tolerates light shade, as well as adapting well to either dry or moist soil. In cooler regions it can be grown as a container plant and brought indoors for the winter, or as an annual.

PLANTING

These plants are fairly slow to mature. They tolerate some soil dryness, but grow best with occasional watering. Self seeding may occur, but volunteer plants can easily be transplanted or removed while they are still small. Blood Flower attracts numerous butterflies and hummingbirds, and resists deer. Harmless aphids may infest the foliage, but can be removed by a spray of water from the hose. This plant can be cut back at any time of its growth to produce new foliage or tidy its growth. Mature plants can be divided.

MORE INFO

Origin: Central and South America, Other Common Names: Mexican Butterfly Weed, Tropical Milkweed, Bloodflower, Silkweed, Indian Root, Cotton Bush, Sunset Flower, Wild Ipecacuanha, Duration: Annual/Tender Perennial Bloom Time: Summer-Fall, Height: 18-36 inches, Spacing: 15-18 inches, Light: Full Sun, Soil Moisture: Medium, USDA Zone: 8-12, Produces a bush with glossy green 6” blade-like foliage and clusters of fragrant scarlet and yellow flowers.


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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 29 September, 2017.



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