Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Nature Attraction
Hummingbirds
Songbirds
Bees
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Fall
Spring
Bloom Color
Yellow
Orange
Red
Attributes
Evergreen
Container
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
Picture courtesy of North Creek Nurseries

Asclepias curassavica

Blood Flower

This type of milkweed has gorgeous fiery red-orange umbel shaped blooms with yellow hoods and bright green upright foliage. It is known to attract Monarch butterflies.

Height:

24-36 in

Spacing:

12-24

Bloom Time:

Late Spring-Fall

Bloom Color:

Red-Orange with Yellow hoods

Asclepias (as-klee'-pi-as)

Family: Asclepidaceae · Common Name: Butterfly Weed, Milkweed

Clusters of vibrant flowers attract butterflies in profusion, July to August. Excellent for the butterfly garden, perennial border or as cut flowers. Attractive seedpods for crafts, arrangements.

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