Asclepias cur. ‘Red Butterfly’ (Milkweed)
Asclepias cur. ‘Silky Deep Red’, also known as Tropical Milkweed has captured the heart of butterfly gardeners. Selected for more vibrant color and slightly larger flower clusters than the species. Showy, season-long blooms provide lasting color and a non-stop resource for monarchs. To provide the best benefit to monarchs, plant tropical milkweed alongside local varieties for a diverse offering of nectar and resources. Though tropical milkweed can perennialize in mild coastal regions, monarchs are best served when gardeners in southern climates (and California) manage plants in a way that supports natural migrations. Remove tropical milkweed late in the growing season when other milkweed species are naturally senescing.
Price for 30 cm Plant (Height)
Light Requirement: Moderate sunlight
Watering Requirement: Medium
Wind Preference: Medium Tolerance