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Asclepias curassavica

Blood Flower

Milkweed
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Asclepias curassavica
Principal Common Name Blood Flower
Common Name(s) Milkweed
Synonym
Description A woody-based plant with stiff stems and narrow 6" leaves and clusters of vivid red flowers.
General Comments
Origin
Nativity South America
Height Range 2 - 3 FT
Spread Range 1 - 2 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Medium Green
Leaf Texture Narrow : Smooth
Form Shrub
Flower Color Red
Flower Time Summer
Months
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Attracts Butterflies : Color : Flower : Form : Poor Soil tolerant

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