The flowers are excellent for cutting. Asclepias curassavica, commonly known as tropical milkweed, is a flowering plant species of the milkweed genus, Asclepias. Milkweed are poisonous if ingested. Milkweed is the plant choice of monarch butterflies, and milkweed can be planted to attract monarchs. Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold' (Golden Butterflyweed) - This is an all yellow form of the typically orange and yellow Butterfly Weed, also known as Tropical Milkweed, a tender evergreen perennial is prized for attracting butterflies, particularly the Monarch Butterfly, into the garden. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Milkweed 'Silky Deep Red' 1 Gallon. Zones. Selected for more vibrant color and slightly larger flower clusters than the species. Soak seed in warm water for 24 hours sow and lightly cover, germination in 5-20 days. Flower: Scarlet Red and Yellow Water Usage: Low to Moderate. Plant database entry for Bloodflower (Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Deep Red') with 35 images, 3 comments, and 23 data details. Super EASY to grow, very branching to 30” tall and topped Spring thru Summer with long-lasting, 3-4” clusters of scarlet flowers. It is a great container plant to place on decks, in hanging planters or in patio gardens to observe the many butterflies and nectar feeding insects that will visit the orange, red, and sometimes yellow flowers. Live plant in 3 inch pot. Mexican Milkweed (also called Bloodflower, Swallow-wort, Silkweed, Tropical Milkweed, Indian root, Butterfly Weed, Red Cottonweed, and Scarlet Milkweed) is botanically known Asclepias curassavica. Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Deep Red' (Tropical Milkweed) Add to Collection. 'Silky Deep Red' Milkweed. Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) produces green foliage through spring and summer and clusters of small red, orange or yellow flowers. The flowers are excellent for cutting. A typical milkweed plant grows throughout the year in most regions of the United States and provides nectar for butterflies and bees. Great colors! Silky Gold Milkweed. Seeds from Silky Deep Red Asclepias. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. Sow 1/4" deep into a seed starting mix. Silky Deep Red Milkweed features unusual dark red flat-top recurved flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to late fall. Description Additional information Description. Milkweed gets its name from the milky substance secreted when the plant’s stems break open. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. Be the first to review this product. Its narrow leaves emerge red in spring, turning dark green in color the rest of the year. A monarch butterfl y (L), honeybee (C) and rubythroated hummingbird (R) visit Asclepias curassavica fl owers. June 24, 06. Selected for more vibrant color and slightly larger flower clusters than the species. Harden off and transplant outdoors after the last frost. Plants grow 28 inches tall and have flat umbels of red flowers with red hoods and gold centers, flowers the first year. This tropical, herbaceous perennial (evergreen in milder areas) is hardy to zone 8, but can be grown as an annual in colder areas. Color: Dark red. Plants will bloom by 4 months. All withstand heat and drought. Growing the plants will attract and feed these beautiful butterflies. Season: Spring (Late) Summer (Early,Mid,Late) ... (Swamp Milkweed) Add to Collection. Planting density: 3 to 4 plants/ft. June 24, 06. There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Begins taproot growth upon germination. Tropical milkweed has narrow leaves. A tender perennial with bronze tinted foliage. 'Silky Gold', also known as Tropical Milkweed, this perennial has captured the heart of butterfly gardeners. A traditional component of country and cottage gardens. Bloodflower, Scarlet Milkweed, Silky Deep Scarlet Milkweed. But you may be asking, “should I prune milkweed.” Milkweed pruning isn’t really necessary, but deadheading milkweed can enhance appearance and encourage further flowering. Silky Red Milkweed (asclepias curassavica 'silky red') - Also called Mexican Milkweed, Tropical Milkweed, or Bloodflower. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. They bloom continuously from spring to fall in temperate climates and in tropical climates may be in flower at any time of the year. Created on: 05 May 2015; Updated on: 09 Jun 2015. Butterflies can’t resist this evergreen perennial. Asclepias Curassavica 'Silky Deep Red' Milkweed Height: 24-30 in Spread: 18-24 in Bloom Color: Red Foliage Color: Green Size On Hand; 4.5IN 0 Interesting Notes: Host plant for butterflies. Bloodflower / Silky scarlet milkweed Blooms of Scarlet Milkweed. Red milkweed beetles (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus) are one of the BugLady’s favorite beetles (sharp-eyed BugFans may have noticed that approximately every third insect is a BugLady favorite).She loves RMBs because they are in the very-spiffy Long-horned beetle family Cerambycidae (of the elegant antennae), because even when occupied with … Tropical. Salutations, BugFans, Red Milkweed Beetle. There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Monarch butterflies can sense these plants a mile away and use them to lay their eggs on. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. General Description. Red hues make this cultivar an improvement over its predecessors for end of season color. Perfect for naturalizing into wild, native and wildlife gardens. Add to Any Collection My Collection. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a … Showy, season-long blooms provide lasting color and a non-stop resource for monarchs. All parts of the plant contain varying amounts of toxins, which most humans and animals find highly allergic. September 19, 06 closeup with the morning sun shining on it. Red Butterflies Milkweed. My Plant's Story. Showy, season-long blooms provide lasting color and a non-stop resource for monarchs. Bronze foliage. Scarlet Butterflyweed is a tropical milkweed that puts on a vibrant color show with deep red and yellow flowers that are attractive to beneficial pollinators and butterflies. Asclepias cur. Silky Deep Red Butterfly Weed bears flowers with yellow-orange crowns and deep red-orange corellas for … Silky Deep Red Milkweed features unusual dark red flat-top recurved flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to late fall. Silky Deep Red Characteristics & Attributes. . USDA Zone? Silky Deep Red Milkweed is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Tropical milkweed must be grown as an annual in Carroll County. The flower clusters are 2-4” across with 6-15 flowers in each group. Additional information. Serving as a host for monarch butterfly caterpillars, it is a must-have plant for butterfly lovers. Important monarch butterfly plant. Its narrow leaves emerge red in spring, turning dark green in color the rest of the year. Created by The Gardens at Heather Farm. Silky Deep Red Milkweed is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Season: Summer (Mid,Late) Fall. Add to Any Collection My Collection. Asclepias, Tropical Milkweed, Bloodflower, Butterfly Weed, Mexican Milkweed, Scarlet Milkweed 'Silky Deep Red' (Asclepias curassavica) by Marilynbeth Feb 9, 2007 11:31 PM. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden . Bloom: Spring – Fall. SKU: 8b011143065d Categories: All Products, Perennials. Hardiness: 9 - 11 Sun: Full Sun . How to Cut Back Butterfly Milkweed. Grown as annuals in the north. It is native to the American tropics and has a pantropical distribution as an introduced species.Other common names include bloodflower or blood flower, cotton bush, hierba de la cucaracha, Mexican butterfly weed, redhead, scarlet milkweed, and wild ipecacuanha. Silky Deep Red Indian butterfly weed is a vigorous grower with brightly colored flower clusters in rich, red and bright yellow crowns that are slightly larger than average. Asclepias curassavica Silky Series. 'Silky Deep Red', also known as Tropical Milkweed has captured the heart of butterfly gardeners. Blooms are dark red with yellow centers. Its narrow leaves emerge red in spring, turning dark green in color the rest of the year. Herbaceous perennial Full sun. Add to cart. ... Close up of a Asclepias Silky Deep Red in a flower border Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) feeding on tropical milkweed flowers in the fall. A native of the southeast and notorious nectar source for butterflies. Plants are loved by butterflies. Transplant into larger cell packs or 3-4" pots 3-5 weeks after sowing. Click here for more info. 6634. Asclepias curassavica 'Red Butterflies' Item 2191. Direct seed - Can be direct sown in the fall or spring. “Gay Butterflies Mix” is a family of species, with plants in colors of red, orange and yellow. Do not allow to become pot bound at any time as plants will deteriorate rapidly. Equally suited to highbrow beds and borders. Asclepias curassavica Bearing rich, red-orange and yellow blooms, this tropical milkweed, or butterfly weed, blooms until frost. A new, deep red form of Asclepias curassavica or “Butterfly Milkweed”. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold' SKU. Plants will bloom at 4 months old or younger. Semi-deciduous, it dies back in cold weather and grows throughout winter in warm climates. Hardiness: 3 - 9 Sun: Full Sun . On A. curassavica flowers the corolla is typically red and the corona orange, and this species is unique in having reflexed corolla lobes. The showy red and orange fl owers of Asclepias curassavica ‘Deep Red’. The “Silky Mix,” or Asclepias curassavica, has several beautiful variations of the original A. tuberosa. Easy to grow perennial zones 8-11. Asclepias curasavica 'Silky Deep Red Milkweed' quantity. Silky Deep Red Milkweed features unusual dark red flat-top recurved flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to late fall. 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