Asclepias curassavica

Tropical Milkweed, Blood Flower, Butterfly Weed, Indian Root, Silkweed, Swallow-wort

Family: Asclepiadaceae Milkweed


Type Perennial
USDA Hardiness range 9A - 11
Exposure Full sun
Bloom color Orange, red, white, yellow
Bloom time Mid Summer to Mid Fall
Water needs Moist
Landscape uses Border, container, massing
Height 24" to 36" / 60cm to 90cm
Spread 12" to 24" / 30cm to 60cm
Growth rate Moderate
Persistence Evergreen, broadleaf
Bloom attributes Suitable for cut flowers
Leaf color Green
Fruit color Green
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral, slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Upright or erect
Attributes and features Naturalizing