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Milkweed
Asclepias curassavica

Asclepias curassavica
Asclepias curassavica

Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
18 - 24 Inches
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Orange
Red
White
 
Bloom Season
June - October
 
Hardiness
Tender Annual
 
Size
Medium
 

Features

Attractive upright plant with long narrow leaves and cluster of lantana-like flowers at the ends of the stems.

Culture

Full sun and well-drained soil

Cultivars

'Silky Deep Red' 18-24 inches tall, red and yellow flowers

'Silky Gold' 18-24 inches tall, yellow flowers

Notes

Long blooming annual. Attractive flowers and leaves. Attractive seed pods. Attracts butterflies. Milky sap may be irritating to some.