(Milkweed) Enjoy the flutter of the Monarch Butterfly by adding some Asclepias curassavica Red to your pollinator garden. Asclepias curassavica Redis not only a beautiful addition to the garden and landscape, but it is also a vital part of attracting Monarchs to your garden. Hardy in zones 9-10, Asclepias curassavica Red is a perennial. For those of you in cooler climates, this is a long-blooming annual that the butterflies will surely take advantage of. this host plant to Monarch Butterflies grows 203 feet tall and spreads up to 2 feet wide. Blooming from June until the first frost, Asclepias curassavica Red likes to be grown in full sun to part shade locations with average moisture levels. Enjoy not only butterflies but also hummingbirds and pollinators in your garden and landscape.
Common Name: Milkweed
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: PROVEN SELECTIONS®
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10What is my zone?
Max Height: 24 – 36 Inches
Max Spread: 24 – 36 Inches
Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions: Butterflies
Critter Resistance: Deer
Flower Color: Red Shades
Soil Moisture Needs: Dry, Moderate
Attributes: Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant
Design Use: Massing, Specimen