Asclepias curassavica 'Red Butterflies' Item 2191. Equally suited to highbrow beds and borders. Red Butterflies Milkweed. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Transplant into larger cell packs or 3-4" pots 3-5 weeks after sowing. Its narrow leaves emerge red in spring, turning dark green in color the rest of the year. June 24, 06. Monarch butterflies can sense these plants a mile away and use them to lay their eggs on. Live plant in 3 inch pot. Milkweed are poisonous if ingested. Selected for more vibrant color and slightly larger flower clusters than the species. All parts of the plant contain varying amounts of toxins, which most humans and animals find highly allergic. Super EASY to grow, very branching to 30” tall and topped Spring thru Summer with long-lasting, 3-4” clusters of scarlet flowers. . Flower: Scarlet Red and Yellow Water Usage: Low to Moderate. Blooms late August until frost. Milkweed 'Silky Deep Red' 1 Gallon. Harden off and transplant outdoors after the last frost. Silky Gold Milkweed. Important monarch butterfly plant. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. USDA Zone? Grown as annuals in the north. The showy red and orange fl owers of Asclepias curassavica ‘Deep Red’. The “Silky Mix,” or Asclepias curassavica, has several beautiful variations of the original A. tuberosa. Blooms are dark red with yellow centers. Silky Deep Red Indian butterfly weed is a vigorous grower with brightly colored flower clusters in rich, red and bright yellow crowns that are slightly larger than average. Soak seed in warm water for 24 hours sow and lightly cover, germination in 5-20 days. Season: Summer (Mid,Late) Fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. Silky Deep Red Milkweed features unusual dark red flat-top recurved flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. “Gay Butterflies Mix” is a family of species, with plants in colors of red, orange and yellow. Add to cart. A traditional component of country and cottage gardens. 6634. June 24, 06. Bloom: Spring – Fall. It is native to the American tropics and has a pantropical distribution as an introduced species.Other common names include bloodflower or blood flower, cotton bush, hierba de la cucaracha, Mexican butterfly weed, redhead, scarlet milkweed, and wild ipecacuanha. Asclepias Curassavica 'Silky Deep Red' Milkweed Height: 24-30 in Spread: 18-24 in Bloom Color: Red Foliage Color: Green Size On Hand; 4.5IN 0 Interesting Notes: Host plant for butterflies. September 19, 06 closeup with the morning sun shining on it. It is a great container plant to place on decks, in hanging planters or in patio gardens to observe the many butterflies and nectar feeding insects that will visit the orange, red, and sometimes yellow flowers. Tropical milkweed has narrow leaves. Salutations, BugFans, Red Milkweed Beetle. Milkweed is the plant choice of monarch butterflies, and milkweed can be planted to attract monarchs. Asclepias cur. Be the first to review this product. A new, deep red form of Asclepias curassavica or “Butterfly Milkweed”. There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Do not allow to become pot bound at any time as plants will deteriorate rapidly. General Description. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. Asclepias, Tropical Milkweed, Bloodflower, Butterfly Weed, Mexican Milkweed, Scarlet Milkweed 'Silky Deep Red' (Asclepias curassavica) by Marilynbeth Feb 9, 2007 11:31 PM. Tropical. Silky Deep Red Butterfly Weed bears flowers with yellow-orange crowns and deep red-orange corellas for … All withstand heat and drought. Asclepias curassavica Bearing rich, red-orange and yellow blooms, this tropical milkweed, or butterfly weed, blooms until frost. Silky Deep Red Milkweed is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold' SKU. Direct seed - Can be direct sown in the fall or spring. How to Cut Back Butterfly Milkweed. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden . But you may be asking, “should I prune milkweed.” Milkweed pruning isn’t really necessary, but deadheading milkweed can enhance appearance and encourage further flowering. Hardiness: 3 - 9 Sun: Full Sun . Bloodflower / Silky scarlet milkweed Blooms of Scarlet Milkweed. Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Deep Red' (Tropical Milkweed) Add to Collection. Plants are loved by butterflies. Add to Any Collection My Collection. Created on: 05 May 2015; Updated on: 09 Jun 2015. Click here for more info. Sow 1/4" deep into a seed starting mix. 'Silky Gold', also known as Tropical Milkweed, this perennial has captured the heart of butterfly gardeners. Plant database entry for Bloodflower (Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Deep Red') with 35 images, 3 comments, and 23 data details. Mexican Milkweed (also called Bloodflower, Swallow-wort, Silkweed, Tropical Milkweed, Indian root, Butterfly Weed, Red Cottonweed, and Scarlet Milkweed) is botanically known Asclepias curassavica. Tropical milkweed must be grown as an annual in Carroll County. Hardiness: 9 - 11 Sun: Full Sun . Growing the plants will attract and feed these beautiful butterflies. Bronze foliage. 'Silky Deep Red' Milkweed. Color: Dark red. Season: Spring (Late) Summer (Early,Mid,Late) ... (Swamp Milkweed) Add to Collection. They bloom continuously from spring to fall in temperate climates and in tropical climates may be in flower at any time of the year. Its narrow leaves emerge red in spring, turning dark green in color the rest of the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. Additional information. Bloodflower, Scarlet Milkweed, Silky Deep Scarlet Milkweed. Asclepias curassavica Silky Series. Planting density: 3 to 4 plants/ft. Plants will bloom by 4 months. A monarch butterfl y (L), honeybee (C) and rubythroated hummingbird (R) visit Asclepias curassavica fl owers. Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold' (Golden Butterflyweed) - This is an all yellow form of the typically orange and yellow Butterfly Weed, also known as Tropical Milkweed, a tender evergreen perennial is prized for attracting butterflies, particularly the Monarch Butterfly, into the garden. Scientific Name : Asclepias curassavica Blooming Season : Summer, Late Summer Plant Habit : Upright Height : 24 - 28" (61 - 71cm) Exposure : Sun Grower Information : Seed supplied as: Raw. Asclepias curasavica 'Silky Deep Red Milkweed' quantity. A tender perennial with bronze tinted foliage. There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Great colors! Plants grow 28 inches tall and have flat umbels of red flowers with red hoods and gold centers, flowers the first year. Scarlet Butterflyweed is a tropical milkweed that puts on a vibrant color show with deep red and yellow flowers that are attractive to beneficial pollinators and butterflies. Silky Deep Red Milkweed is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Selected for more vibrant color and slightly larger flower clusters than the species. Zones. Seeds from Silky Deep Red Asclepias. Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) produces green foliage through spring and summer and clusters of small red, orange or yellow flowers. SKU: 8b011143065d Categories: All Products, Perennials. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a … Red milkweed beetles (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus) are one of the BugLady’s favorite beetles (sharp-eyed BugFans may have noticed that approximately every third insect is a BugLady favorite).She loves RMBs because they are in the very-spiffy Long-horned beetle family Cerambycidae (of the elegant antennae), because even when occupied with … Its narrow leaves emerge red in spring, turning dark green in color the rest of the year. Herbaceous perennial Full sun. Easy to grow perennial zones 8-11. 'Silky Deep Red', also known as Tropical Milkweed has captured the heart of butterfly gardeners. Silky Deep Red Characteristics & Attributes. Serving as a host for monarch butterfly caterpillars, it is a must-have plant for butterfly lovers. Begins taproot growth upon germination. Silky Deep Red Milkweed features unusual dark red flat-top recurved flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to late fall. On A. curassavica flowers the corolla is typically red and the corona orange, and this species is unique in having reflexed corolla lobes. The flower clusters are 2-4” across with 6-15 flowers in each group. Red hues make this cultivar an improvement over its predecessors for end of season color. Plants will bloom at 4 months old or younger. Created by The Gardens at Heather Farm. My Plant's Story. Asclepias curassavica, commonly known as tropical milkweed, is a flowering plant species of the milkweed genus, Asclepias. Milkweed gets its name from the milky substance secreted when the plant’s stems break open. A typical milkweed plant grows throughout the year in most regions of the United States and provides nectar for butterflies and bees. A native of the southeast and notorious nectar source for butterflies. Description Additional information Description. This tropical, herbaceous perennial (evergreen in milder areas) is hardy to zone 8, but can be grown as an annual in colder areas. Showy, season-long blooms provide lasting color and a non-stop resource for monarchs. Butterflies can’t resist this evergreen perennial. Perfect for naturalizing into wild, native and wildlife gardens. Showy, season-long blooms provide lasting color and a non-stop resource for monarchs. Silky Red Milkweed (asclepias curassavica 'silky red') - Also called Mexican Milkweed, Tropical Milkweed, or Bloodflower. Add to Any Collection My Collection. Semi-deciduous, it dies back in cold weather and grows throughout winter in warm climates. Silky Deep Red Milkweed features unusual dark red flat-top recurved flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to late fall. ... 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