Asclepias curassavica | Butterfly Bush | Scarlet Milkweed | 200_Seeds

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Asclepias curassavica is often referred to as Butterfly Bush, Bloodflower, or Scarlet Milkweed. It likes to grow in full sun and prefers a soil that is on the drier side.

The birds, bees, and butterflies have a great time on this plant. Asclepias curassavica is adored by the hummingbirds and they are able to not seem to get enough of this one. Many people grow Bloodflower because this is a favorite with the Tigers, Milkweeds, Monarchs, and Queens butterflies. Asclepias curassavica is a larval host plant for many butterflies in the Danaus Genus and others.

Some documented butterflies that use Bloodflower as a larval host and as a nectar plant are the Monarch, African Monarch, Southern Monarch, Jamaican Monarch, Queen, Soldier, and Giant Swallowtail butterflies.

USDA Hardiness Zones 8 to 11

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