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Asclepias curassavica


Asclepias curassavica is a milkweed with blooms in scarlet red and orange.

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.

Common Name: Tropical Milkweed, Blood Flower

Family: Apocynaceae (The Dogbane Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No

Benefits: Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America

Americas - North America

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