Plant database entry for Bloodflower (Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Deep Red') with 35 images, 3 comments, and 23 data details. Bloodflower, Scarlet Milkweed, Silky Deep Scarlet Milkweed. Planting density: 3 to 4 plants/ft. Silky Deep Red Butterfly Weed bears flowers with yellow-orange crowns and deep red-orange corellas for … Plants are loved by butterflies. Created on: 05 May 2015; Updated on: 09 Jun 2015. 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. Monarch butterflies can sense these plants a mile away and use them to lay their eggs on. Semi-deciduous, it dies back in cold weather and grows throughout winter in warm climates. Add to cart. 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. Additional information. The flower clusters are 2-4” across with 6-15 flowers in each group. Zones. The “Silky Mix,” or Asclepias curassavica, has several beautiful variations of the original A. tuberosa. Tropical. Important monarch butterfly plant. Bloodflower / Silky scarlet milkweed Blooms of Scarlet Milkweed. Begins taproot growth upon germination. September 19, 06 closeup with the morning sun shining on it. Its narrow leaves emerge red in spring, turning dark green in color the rest of the year. All parts of the plant contain varying amounts of toxins, which most humans and animals find highly allergic. Plants grow 28 inches tall and have flat umbels of red flowers with red hoods and gold centers, flowers the first year. Harden off and transplant outdoors after the last frost. Mexican Milkweed (also called Bloodflower, Swallow-wort, Silkweed, Tropical Milkweed, Indian root, Butterfly Weed, Red Cottonweed, and Scarlet Milkweed) is botanically known Asclepias curassavica. There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Created by The Gardens at Heather Farm. Live plant in 3 inch pot. Add to Any Collection My Collection. June 24, 06. There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Super EASY to grow, very branching to 30” tall and topped Spring thru Summer with long-lasting, 3-4” clusters of scarlet flowers. 'Silky Deep Red', also known as Tropical Milkweed has captured the heart of butterfly gardeners. Growing the plants will attract and feed these beautiful butterflies. Seeds from Silky Deep Red Asclepias. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. Silky Gold Milkweed. Add to Any Collection My Collection. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. Perfect for naturalizing into wild, native and wildlife gardens. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. 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. Hardiness: 9 - 11 Sun: Full Sun . Transplant into larger cell packs or 3-4" pots 3-5 weeks after sowing. How to Cut Back Butterfly Milkweed. Red hues make this cultivar an improvement over its predecessors for end of season color. June 24, 06. 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. Sow 1/4" deep into a seed starting mix. Great colors! Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) produces green foliage through spring and summer and clusters of small red, orange or yellow flowers. Season: Spring (Late) Summer (Early,Mid,Late) ... (Swamp Milkweed) Add to Collection. USDA Zone? Tropical milkweed has narrow leaves. Grown as annuals in the north. The showy red and orange fl owers of Asclepias curassavica ‘Deep Red’. Color: Dark red. 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. ... Close up of a Asclepias Silky Deep Red in a flower border Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) feeding on tropical milkweed flowers in the fall. Silky Deep Red Milkweed is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. 'Silky Gold', also known as Tropical Milkweed, this perennial has captured the heart of butterfly gardeners. 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