- Mexican Butterfly Weed, Tropical Milkweed
- Height: 26-30 inches
- Growing Zone: 2-11
- Exposure: Full Sun
- Bloom Time: July-September
- Each Quart contains 1 Blood Flower Asclepias Plant
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.
PF S. on 9/23/2023 2:02:17 PM
Comment: Planted in my garden to attract bees for pollination. Also attracts hummingbirds to my garden feeder. Looks great too. Best find of the season!
Jon B. on 6/30/2023 4:03:32 PM
Comment: Arrived in a timely manner Package well plant healthy I recommend them
Patricia G. on 4/27/2023 6:54:05 AM
Comment: 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!
"Blood flower milkweed"
Sherri Graves on 9/17/2021 5:14:18 PM
Comment: Came so healthy and is growing great.
Elizabeth Taylor on 10/23/2020 9:35:37 AM
Comment: This plant was packaged perfectly, strong and ready to bloom. Growjoy is the best!
Robert Osborne on 10/19/2020 4:54:38 PM
Comment: Arrived healthy and well packaged
Allison Haynes on 10/16/2020 11:54:54 AM
Comment: 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.
"Excellent for fall"
Jillian Silva on 10/12/2020 1:07:47 PM
Comment: Rooted well! Great packaging and very healthy. Let’s hope it survives winter in this frozen tundra and we will see butterflies next spring.
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