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
Primary Bloom Colour: Red
Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange
Bloom Time: Summer - Fall
Soil Moisture: Average
Benefits: Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - Central and South America
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