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Asclepias curassavica
Common Name: Tropical Milkweed, Blood Flower Family: Apocynaceae (The Dogbane Family)

Asclepias curassavica is a tender perennial milkweed grown in Canada as a stunning annual to 2-3 feet tall with blooms in scarlet red and orange from June to October followed by pods opening to reveal silky fibres. Its bloom period is much longer and its fiery colours unique amongst the whites and pinks of the other species. Hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies (including Monarchs) are attracted to the flowers.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - Central and South America

Americas - North America

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourRed
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourOrange
Height2-4' Bloom TimeSummer - Fall
Spread12-24" FragranceYes
Light ExposureSun Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Stem Colour
Hardiness9-11 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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