Asclepias curassavica ‘Red Butterflies’
Annuals, Perennials, Flowers
Milkweeds (so named for their milky sap) are the best-known representatives of this group of plants. Bloom in summer, typically bearing many small, starlike flowers in broad, flattened clusters at branch tips. All have inflated seedpods with silky seeds. Just a few species are cultivated in gardens.
Zones 8, 9, 12–24; H1, H2; all zones as annual. Native to South America. Woody-based plant with stiff stems and narrow 6-in. leaves; grows to 3 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide. Clusters of vivid red flowers.‘Red Butterflies’
Flowers are bright orange-scarlet.
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