Exposure
Sun
Soil Moisture Needs
Dry
Average
Growth Rate in the Garden
Fast
Nature Attraction
Butterflies
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Bloom Color
Gold
Red
Attributes
Easy to Grow
Drought Tolerant
Water Requirements
Prefers well-drained soil
Water weekly during dry spells
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Riverbend Nursery (AKW)

Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Mix'

Butterfly Weed

Asclepias 'Silky Mix' is a tropical milkweek variety that has large clusters of showy, fragrant gold and red flowers that bloom in Summer and attract butterflies. 

Height:

24 in

Spacing:

10-12"

Bloom Time:

Summer

Bloom Color:

Gold & Red

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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