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Red Butterfly Milkweed

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ASCLCRB

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SKU:
ASCLCRB
Weight:
1.00 LBS
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3 feet
_description-width:
12 inches
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Full Sun, Partial Shade
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Asclepias curassavica 'Red Butterfly'
Attracts:
Butterflies, Birds
Bloom Time:
Mid Summer to Late Fall
Deer Resistant:
Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Evergreen
Genus Name:
Asclepias
Family Name:
Milkweed
Flower Color:
Orange
Foliage Color:
Green
Growth Rate:
Medium
Hardiness Zone:
8b
Landscape Uses:
Massing, Garden, Naturalizing
Mature Height:
3 feet
Mature Width:
12 inches
Native:
Native
Prune Time:
Spring Cleanup
Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs:
Dry to Moist
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun, Partial Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
Orange
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Mid Summer to Late Fall
_callout-28|Attracts:
Butterflies, Birds
_callout-12|Deer Resistant:
Yes
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Massing, Garden, Naturalizing

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Product Overview

Asclepias curassavica 'Red Butterfly'
Fabulous plant for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds; unusual and showy bicolored five-petaled flowers are bright gold with recurved scarlet-orange petals; adapts well to most soil types

Red Butterfly Milkweed is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Red Butterfly Milkweed is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Features

Red Butterfly Milkweed features unusual scarlet flat-top recurved flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain forest green in color throughout the year. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Planting & Growing

Red Butterfly Milkweed will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. It tends to be leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and should be underplanted with lower-growing perennials. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

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  • Milkweed plant
    5

    My purchase was a huge success with my monarch caterpillars! My students have loved watching them transform from egg to caterpillar and soon to a chrysalis!

    Kristin Kuhlman | Jul 17th 2022

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1 Review

  • Milkweed plant
    5

    My purchase was a huge success with my monarch caterpillars! My students have loved watching them transform from egg to caterpillar and soon to a chrysalis!

    Kristin Kuhlman | Jul 17th 2022

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