Blood Flower Asclepias
Blood Flower Asclepias

Blood Flower Asclepias

Price: 18.95
Each Quart-Sized Pot contains 1 Blood Flower Asclepias Plant
Full Sun (6+ hours of direct sunlight)Moist to Dry30-inches tall x 18-inches wide

How to Say Blood Flower Asclepias
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.


Common Names: Tropical Milkweed, Silky Red Milkweed, Asclepias Curassavica, Mexican Milkweed, Mexican Butterfly Weed, Bloodflower Milkweed


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.

Plant Characteristics
Bloom Time: June, July, August
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Flower Color: Orange, Pink, Yellow
Mature Plant Size: 30-inches tall x 18-inches wide
Habit: Upright
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
Plant Needs
Light Level: Full Sun (6+ hours of direct sunlight)
Overwinter Zones: 8, 9, 10, 11
Soil Moisture: Moist to Dry, Well-drained
Fertilizer: When transplanted and then once every Spring
Tolerates: Sandy soil
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"Blood flower milkweed"

on 9/17/2021 5:14:18 PM

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Comment: Came so healthy and is growing great.

"Milkweed"

on 10/23/2020 9:35:37 AM

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

"Great plants"

on 10/19/2020 4:54:38 PM

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Comment: Arrived healthy and well packaged

"Lovely plants"

on 10/16/2020 11:54:54 AM

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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"

on 10/12/2020 1:07:47 PM

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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.