1606 N 600 Rd, Baldwin City, 66006

‘Silky Gold & Red’ tropical milkweed

Asclepias curassavica

‘Silky Deep Red’ blooms scarlet red and yellow two-tone. ‘Silky Gold’ sports yellow blooms. Both provide food for monarch and queen caterpillars and butterflies. These annual butterfly milkweeds are covered with vivid blooms all summer. Collect seed in fall for next spring’s garden!

An excellent butterfly garden plant, also appreciated by hummingbirds. Flowers make great cuts for floral arrangements. Asclepias are also favored by wild and domestic bees, and attract and support many species of beneficial predatory insects. A great choice for planting in the landscape and vegetable garden.