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  • Asclepias
    • curassavica   CAG00719

      (Mexican butterfly weed, Blood flower)
      Height1m
      Width40cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Au
      WaterM - L
      LightSun
      Asclepias curassavica
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A butterfly attracting, hardy, upright, evergreen sub-shrub from South America. Small, deep orange, and yellow flowers, are borne from spring through to autumn, in flat clusters, atop the vertical, red tinted stems, clothed in alternating pairs, of narrow, lance shaped leaves. These are followed by erect, bean-like seed pods, filled with tufts, of silky fibres, to which the seeds are attached.
      A cheery plant for tucking into odd spots here and there, which it should do itself, by seeding.
      Removal of dead stems is all the maintenance necessary.

      Broken parts produce a toxic, milky sap, hence the common name of milkweed. Don't let this prevent you from growing such rewarding, easy care plants.

      In the nursery we value our Asclepias as they play host to Yellow Aphids and their complimentary predators, Lacewings, Aphidius wasps and several species of Ladybird. They are also the larval food plant of the Monarch, and Lesser wanderer butterflies. We sell the plants with caterpillars, aphids and predators in attendance. Excess aphids are easily smooshed with fingers or all can be nuked with a shot of pyrethrum to the detriment of both your garden and karma.

    • curassavica ‘Silky Gold’   CAG01287

      (Mexican butterfly weed)
      Height1m
      Width40cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Au
      WaterM - L
      LightSun
      Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Gold’
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A butterfly attracting, hardy, upright, evergreen sub-shrub from South America. Small, golden yellow flowers, are borne from spring through to autumn, in flat clusters, atop the vertical stems, clothed in alternating pairs, of narrow, lance shaped leaves. These are followed by erect, bean-like seed pods, filled with tufts, of silky fibres, to which the seeds are attached.
      A cheery plant for tucking into odd spots here and there, which it should do itself, by seeding.
      Removal of dead stems is all the maintenance necessary.

      Broken parts produce a toxic, milky sap, hence the common name of milkweed. Don't let this prevent you from growing such rewarding, easy care plants.

      In the nursery we value our Asclepias as they play host to Yellow Aphids and their complimentary predators, Lacewings, Aphidius wasps and several species of Ladybird. They are also the larval food plant of the Monarch, and Lesser wanderer butterflies. We sell the plants with caterpillars, aphids and predators in attendance. Excess aphids are easily smooshed with fingers or all can be nuked with a shot of pyrethrum to the detriment of both your garden and karma.

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