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MILKWEED Butterfly Garden Plant Yellow, Red, Orange

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4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

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Bright Golden Yellow, Orange and Yellow Bi-Tone, Red and Yellow Bi-Tone

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Asclepias or Tropical Milkweed is an upright, open growing flowering perennial native to the American tropics. It is cultivated worldwide for it's showy flowers and ability to attract butterflies, especially Monarchs and Queens.

Plants grow fast and upright, and generally mature between 3 and 4 feet tall. The narrow, oblong, pointed lance-shaped leaves grow in opposite pairs, spaced out along pale gray green stems filled with a milky sap. Flowers composed of a bright yellow ring of sepals crowned by a gold orange corrolla.

Milkweed is easy to grow, will thrive in a wide range of soil types and is quite drought tolerant once well established. Flowers begin to appear in mid to late spring and continue almost year round. It is generally evergreen in Zones 9B, 10, 11. In Zones 9A and 8B, well established plants will generally freeze to the ground and resprout in the spring.

The flowers are attractive to butterflies, especially Monarchs. It's a great choice for butterfly gardens and mixed perennial beds and borders and requires little care or maintenance.

 

Botanical Name Asclepias curassavica
Common Name Milkweed, Blood Flower, Mexican Butterfly Weed, Wild Ipecacuanha
Plant Family Aoictbaceae
Mature Size 3 to 4 ft.
Bloom Color Yellow
Bloom Form Cyme
Bloom Time Perpetual
Zone 8B, 9, 10, 11
Fragrance None
Key Features Showy Flowers, Attracts Butterflies, Butterfly food source
Suggested Uses Butterfly Gardens, Mixed Perinneals, Mass Planting
Grower Notes All Parts Are Considered Toxic
 

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Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 9, 10, and 11.  can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in well draining soil.
  • Locate in full sun to very lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation until well established.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and yearly thereafter.
  • Prune after flowering to control legginess.
  • Protect from frost and freeze until well established.
  • Plant early in the season in Zone 8B and 9A.

 

 

 

 

 

 


  • Model: ACL-YLW-MW
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3lbs
  • 52 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens


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