Bloodflower (Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Deep Red') in the Milkweeds Database

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 24 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 18 - 24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Orange
Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Uses: Cut Flower
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

With monarch larvae.

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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-08-09With monarch larvae.
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-05-14Found about 20 monarch caterpillars in someone’s green trash ca
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-05-14Found about 20 monarch caterpillars in someone’s green trash ca
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Date: 2016-10-18
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-05-14Found about 20 monarch caterpillars in someone's green trash can.
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2011-10-24
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2009-07-19
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2011-11-12
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-08-09
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2013-07-05
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2013-07-05
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Location: My garden in Northern KYDate: 2013-07-03
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Location: In our garden - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2014 March - Early SpringSpring wake-up mode for the Mexican Milkweed
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Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center, Overton, TXDate: 2014-06-26
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2017-07-31
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2011-11-11
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2011-11-14
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Location: Fountain, FloridaDate: 2012-04-01
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-20
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Location: My Northeastern Indiana Gardens - Zone 5bDate: 2012-06-17
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Location: In our garden - San Joaquin County, CADate: 2013-06-04Bloodflower growing in container
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Location: Canoga Park, CaliforniaDate: 2006-06-18
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Posted by gingin (Fountain, Florida - Zone 8b) on Dec 9, 2011 10:41 AM

The butterflies love this plant, as do I. I've also seen the hummers go to it. The seeds sprout fairly fast. So far I've had no problem with this plant, except for last summer when one, for some reason, became an aphid magnet. Strong blasts of water took care of them.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 12, 2018 5:24 PM

I started plants from seed 5 years ago and now they return each spring here in zone 9 from roots and volunteers. June 1, 2018 I saw the 1st flowers of this year on 3' plants. Yes, now I see butterflies regularly. Last year they grew 5 feet tall and bloomed into fall. So pretty and colorful and easy to grow.

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 20, 2018 8:01 AM

It's mid June 2018 and I've seen Monarchs arriving almost overnight to my plants that are in bloom here in zone 9 south Louisiana. I allow this colorful plant to grow randomly across my back yard just to attract these precious beauties every year.

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