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Asclepias curassavica
Butterfly Weed, Blood Flower

Asclepias curassavica-Butterfly Weed


Asclepias curassavica is native to South America and is somewhat frost tender. It grows to approximately 3 feet in height and width. They should be grown in well-drained soil in full sun. This species has narrow 6 inch long lance-shaped leaves. Butterfly Weed flowers from spring to late fall with clusters of bright orange-red flowers that are followed by seedpods 3 inches long with a spindle shape. This plant readily self-seeds and is very popular for attracting butterflies. Asclepias curassavica is part of our Plants For Texas® Program, meaning it was Texas Grown, Tested in Texas to perform outstanding for Texas Gardens.

Hardiness: USDA Zones 7-9
Plant Use: Flowering Perennial
Exposure: Sun to Partial Sun
Water Requirements: Medium to Low
Bloom Time: Spring-Late Fall


Good for sunny locationsGood for partly sunny locations Great for dry locations Attracts wildlife to the gardenthe Nile

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