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Asclepias curassavica Plants in your Garden Gardener's HQ Guide to Growing Bloodflower
Asclepias curassavica photograph by Malcolm Manners.
Asclepias curassavica Growing and Care Guide Scientific Name: Asclepias curassavica Common Name: Bloodflower Growing Zone: USA: 9 to 11 Life Cycle / Plant Type: Indoor Plant, Perennial Plant Details Plant Height (Inches): 24 to 36 Plant Spread (Inches): 12 to 24 Time of Bloom: Middle of summer to early autumn Flower Details: Orange, Red, White, Yellow Leaf Foliage: Green Fruit: Growth Form: Upright / erect Ideal Growing Conditions Best Light Conditions: Full sunlight Rate of Growth: Average pace Suitable Soil Types: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained Soil Moisture: Moist Caring Conditions Care: Level of Maintenance: Low Propagation: Seed, division or basal cuttings How to Prune: Not usually required Pests: Can getglasshouse whiteflyunder glass Diseases: Usually pest free Further Information
Can Attract: Hummingbirds, Butterflies Tolerant of: Deer Best Garden Use: Border, Container, En masse
Family: Closely Related Species: Miscellaneous: Non-native to North America, Invasive, Naturalizing, Some parts are poisonous, Attracts butterflies, Suitable for cut flowers, Extended bloom season in Zones 9A and above, Attractive flowers / blooms Genus Detail: Asclepias Further Reading and References: Here and Here