Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold') in the Milkweeds Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial

Found about 20 monarch caterpillars in someone’s green trash ca

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Date: Apr 23, 2011 9:06 PM
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Location: all photos from my gardensDate: 2018-09-11
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Location: all photos from my gardensDate: 2018-08-27
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: Aug 12, 2007 9:31 AM
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: Aug 12, 2007 9:30 AM
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2007-08-12
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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Location: ILDate: 2008-10-11
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2017-07-31
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Location: all photos from my gardensDate: 2018-07-10
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 Photo Courtesy of Select Seeds. Used with permission.
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Comments:
Posted by jorolan2 (Hot Springs AR) on May 20, 2018 10:29 AM

Would really like this plant. I use regular milkweed in garden coupled with parsley. The monarchs seem to like both. Need more plants for the monarchs as they are dwindling in our area. Plant zone 7

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Plant Events from our members
MunchkinsMom On June 13, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
Still no signs of life.
MunchkinsMom On April 4, 2016 Miscellaneous Event
No signs of life yet
MunchkinsMom On October 26, 2015 Transplanted
Small Bed
MunchkinsMom On October 17, 2015 Miscellaneous Event
Seed pods started opening. Amazed to find it flowers and seeds at the same time.
MunchkinsMom On September 24, 2015 Obtained plant
Fair Oaks Nursery
lovesblooms On March 3, 2018 Seeds sown
winter sown
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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What a wonderful shot!! by dave Sep 24, 2011 9:27 PM 1
Starting milkweed--can we do it in winter? by joannakat Oct 26, 2017 7:18 PM 26
Which Asclepias? by ardesia Sep 22, 2016 1:21 PM 21
Milkweed (Asclepias) by chenoa0125 Jul 14, 2015 10:59 AM 9
What's Blooming in May.... by wcgypsy Jun 4, 2013 10:41 AM 46
Have seeds of asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold' by wcgypsy Sep 17, 2016 9:06 AM 8
Nursery Clean Up! Lots of Perennial and Shrubs to chose from. by finerliners Jul 20, 2011 8:27 AM 1
Milkweeds for the Monarch and Queen butterflies by Sheila_FW Oct 16, 2011 9:37 AM 92

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