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Orange Tropical Milkweed Asclepias curassavica

Flower Season
  • Summer
Mature Size
3' 3' 91cm 91cm
Height: 2' - 3'
Spread: 2' - 3'
Height: 61cm - 91cm
Spread: 61cm - 91cm
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  • Details

    24 - 36 Inches
    24 - 36 Inches
    24 - 36 Inches
    61cm - 91cm
    61cm - 91cm
    61cm - 91cm

    Features

    A virtually hassle-free, very long lived perennial, offering three months of tangerine orange blooms (occasionally red or yellow) from early through late summer.

    Fragrant Flower
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Annual
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    Spacing: 
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches 61cm - 91cm
    Flower Colors: 
    Orange
    Flower Shade: 
    Tangerine orange
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Dried Flower
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Attracts and feeds monarchs with bright orange flowers that are like candy for pollinators!

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