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Asclepias curassavica 'Monarch's Promise'
Common Name: Tropical Milkweed Family: Apocynaceae (The Dogbane Family)

Notes:
Asclepias curassavica 'Monarch's Promise' is a gorgeous variegated cultivar of this species of milkweed. A tender perennial when grown in Canada with stunning 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 - North America

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourRed
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourOrange
Height12-24" Bloom TimeSummer - Fall
Spread12-24" FragranceYes
Light ExposureFull Sun Part Sun Foliage ColourVariegated - Cream/White
Soil Moisture Stem Colour
Hardiness9-11 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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