Blood Flower (Asclepias curassavica )

One look at this plantís vivid red blooms and you will understand why Blood Flower is a suitable name for this tropical species of milkweed. The small flowers grow from a woody base and can reach approximately three feet high. In most regions in North America, it is considered to be an annual because it is a tropical species. The Monarchs love to munch on the Blood Flower as caterpillars and many other butterflies enjoy the sweet nectar. Blood Flowers need full sun and will be a striking addition to any garden.

Attracts: Great Spangled FritillaryMonarchQueenGray Hairstreak ,  and more

Color(s): Red

Sun Exposure: Sun

Soil: Well drained, moderate watering

Average Height: 30 in. - 36 in.

Average Spread: 12 in. - 18 in.

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9

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