Milkweed Bloodflower "Asclepias curassavica" Seeds
Asclepias curassavica has several common names including Tropical Milkweed, Bloodflower, Scarlett Milkweed, and Mexican butterfly weed. Butterflies are highly attracted because of its bright colors. Not only will Bloodflower attract egg-laying Monarchs, it is also extremely attractive to all kinds of butterflies as a nectar plant. Since these plants bloom from early summer into fall, they will provide continuous color. Drought tolerant once established.
You can start these indoors about 4-8 weeks before the last frost. Plant the seeds about 1/4 inch deep and keep moist. They will germinate in about 2-3 weeks. They can go outside after the danger of frost has past.
Botanical Name: Asclepias curassavica
Life Cycle: Annual
Bloom Season: Summer-Fall
Height: 18-36 Inches
Sowing Method: Direct Sow/Start Indoors
Light Requirement: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9