MILKWEED SILKY RED Asclepias curassavica
This is the red version of this Milkweed, other than the yellow and orange. We grew them for the first time this year, and they completely amazed us with how fast they grew and how sturdy the plants were! They are perennial plants in zones 8-11, however, being in zone 4/5 we decided to try growing them as an annual as often stated they can be. It's is true! With an early start, these plants started blooming in summer, and continued blooming even through light frosts. The plants have great form, making nice clumps and strong supportive stems. Buds are deep pink, and flowers open red with yellow accents. An excellent tropical color look!
Type: Hardy perennial, or grow as annual.
Hardiness Zones: 8-11, or grow as a reliable annual in colder zones
Height: 3 feet, 90cm
Location: Full sun
Seeds per pack: 10
Note: This plant species is known to have toxicity. Ingestion of these seeds or this plant can cause illness such as vomiting or diarrhea.
Germination: Obtain a planting container that has holes in the bottom for excess water to drain. Place the seeds just below the surface of the soil and water. Place at 20C/71F. Keep most until germination, which can take approximately 3-4 weeks. Grow in a sunny location.