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Blood Flower Asclepias Plant

  • - Tropical Milkweed, Mexican Butterfly Weed
  • - Height: 26-30 inches
  • - Growing Zone: 2-11
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July-September
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Blood Flower Asclepias Plant
Plant Features

Blood Flower Asclepias Plants are the Monarch butterfly's secret power source! It provides a place for them to lay eggs and nectar to fuel them on their migration all while flowering with showy red orange and yellow blooms for months! The hummingbirds and other butterflies like the swallowtail also love this tropical milkweed. It is the host plant for the Monarch butterfly. Tropical Milkweed is a drought-tolerant variety that grows well in average to sandy or rocky soils.

Asclepias Companion Plants: Aster, Echinacea, Kniphofia, Salvia

Tropical Milkweed Plant Care Instructions: Keep the plant well-watered for the first 3-4 weeks. After that, only water if the plant starts looking droopy. Plants can be cut back after the first hard frost. If your area is frost-free, plants must be cut back by the end of October, otherwise the old growth has the potential to harm monarchs the next spring. Spring is a good time to fertilize.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 12-18 inches
Habit Upright
Flower Color Orange, Pink, Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Features Heat tolerant
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Container Garden, Pollinator Garden, Prairie Garden
Plant Used for Borders and Edging, Educational Value
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly No
Plant Type Hybrid

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Perfect Plant

Planted in my garden to attract bees for pollination. Also attracts hummingbirds to my garden feeder. Looks great too. Best find of the season!

From anonymous | September 23, 2023

Healthy flowers

Arrived in a timely manner Package well plant healthy I recommend them

From Jon | June 30, 2023

Lovely plants!

I was very happy when I received these plants! I hope the monarch butterflies like them as much as I do! They arrived heathy and a very good size. Thanks!

From Patricia | April 27, 2023

Blood flower milkweed

Came so healthy and is growing great.

From Sherri | September 17, 2021


This plant was packaged perfectly, strong and ready to bloom. Growjoy is the best!

From Elizabeth | October 23, 2020

Great plants

Arrived healthy and well packaged

From Robert | October 19, 2020

Lovely plants

This was delivered/ordered at the end of the season, so it doesnt have a chance to bloom, but it was delivered in beautiful shape, it has been in the ground for a few weeks now, and looks great! Looking forward to spring.

From Allison | October 16, 2020

Excellent for fall

Rooted well! Great packaging and very healthy. Let’s hope it survives winter in this frozen tundra and we will see butterflies next spring.

From anonymous | October 12, 2020