silky deep red milkweed

Tropical. Salutations, BugFans, Red Milkweed Beetle. Its narrow leaves emerge red in spring, turning dark green in color the rest of the year. Growing the plants will attract and feed these beautiful butterflies. Silky Red Milkweed (asclepias curassavica 'silky red') - Also called Mexican Milkweed, Tropical Milkweed, or Bloodflower. Bloodflower, Scarlet Milkweed, Silky Deep Scarlet Milkweed. Grown as annuals in the north. Plants will bloom at 4 months old or younger. Silky Deep Red Milkweed features unusual dark red flat-top recurved flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to late fall. Hardiness: 3 - 9 Sun: Full Sun . Silky Deep Red Indian butterfly weed is a vigorous grower with brightly colored flower clusters in rich, red and bright yellow crowns that are slightly larger than average. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a … Blooms are dark red with yellow centers. 'Silky Gold', also known as Tropical Milkweed, this perennial has captured the heart of butterfly gardeners. Hardiness: 9 - 11 Sun: Full Sun . Additional information. Milkweed are poisonous if ingested. Begins taproot growth upon germination. Red Butterflies Milkweed. Serving as a host for monarch butterfly caterpillars, it is a must-have plant for butterfly lovers. June 24, 06. Plants are loved by butterflies. Asclepias Curassavica 'Silky Deep Red' Milkweed Height: 24-30 in Spread: 18-24 in Bloom Color: Red Foliage Color: Green Size On Hand; 4.5IN 0 Interesting Notes: Host plant for butterflies. Silky Deep Red Milkweed features unusual dark red flat-top recurved flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to late fall. Asclepias curassavica, commonly known as tropical milkweed, is a flowering plant species of the milkweed genus, Asclepias. Silky Gold Milkweed. Red milkweed beetles (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus) are one of the BugLady’s favorite beetles (sharp-eyed BugFans may have noticed that approximately every third insect is a BugLady favorite).She loves RMBs because they are in the very-spiffy Long-horned beetle family Cerambycidae (of the elegant antennae), because even when occupied with … Plants will bloom by 4 months. Add to Any Collection My Collection. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. Scarlet Butterflyweed is a tropical milkweed that puts on a vibrant color show with deep red and yellow flowers that are attractive to beneficial pollinators and butterflies. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Deep Red' (Tropical Milkweed) Add to Collection. Plants grow 28 inches tall and have flat umbels of red flowers with red hoods and gold centers, flowers the first year. Selected for more vibrant color and slightly larger flower clusters than the species. Showy, season-long blooms provide lasting color and a non-stop resource for monarchs. Color: Dark red. There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Season: Summer (Mid,Late) Fall. General Description. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. Bloodflower / Silky scarlet milkweed Blooms of Scarlet Milkweed. Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold' SKU. Showy, season-long blooms provide lasting color and a non-stop resource for monarchs. Bronze foliage. USDA Zone? Direct seed - Can be direct sown in the fall or spring. Harden off and transplant outdoors after the last frost. Bloom: Spring – Fall. Perfect for naturalizing into wild, native and wildlife gardens. SKU: 8b011143065d Categories: All Products, Perennials. Asclepias curassavica 'Red Butterflies' Item 2191. Live plant in 3 inch pot. The showy red and orange fl owers of Asclepias curassavica ‘Deep Red’. Asclepias curassavica Silky Series. Blooms late August until frost. The flower clusters are 2-4” across with 6-15 flowers in each group. Season: Spring (Late) Summer (Early,Mid,Late) ... (Swamp Milkweed) Add to Collection. Created on: 05 May 2015; Updated on: 09 Jun 2015. Zones. Silky Deep Red Characteristics & Attributes. Selected for more vibrant color and slightly larger flower clusters than the species. But you may be asking, “should I prune milkweed.” Milkweed pruning isn’t really necessary, but deadheading milkweed can enhance appearance and encourage further flowering. The “Silky Mix,” or Asclepias curassavica, has several beautiful variations of the original A. tuberosa. Sow 1/4" deep into a seed starting mix. Its narrow leaves emerge red in spring, turning dark green in color the rest of the year. A tender perennial with bronze tinted foliage. A typical milkweed plant grows throughout the year in most regions of the United States and provides nectar for butterflies and bees. My Plant's Story. 'Silky Deep Red', also known as Tropical Milkweed has captured the heart of butterfly gardeners. Flower: Scarlet Red and Yellow Water Usage: Low to Moderate. Transplant into larger cell packs or 3-4" pots 3-5 weeks after sowing. Important monarch butterfly plant. Planting density: 3 to 4 plants/ft. Its narrow leaves emerge red in spring, turning dark green in color the rest of the year. Add to cart. Semi-deciduous, it dies back in cold weather and grows throughout winter in warm climates. ... Close up of a Asclepias Silky Deep Red in a flower border Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) feeding on tropical milkweed flowers in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. All parts of the plant contain varying amounts of toxins, which most humans and animals find highly allergic. A new, deep red form of Asclepias curassavica or “Butterfly Milkweed”. Silky Deep Red Butterfly Weed bears flowers with yellow-orange crowns and deep red-orange corellas for … There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Soak seed in warm water for 24 hours sow and lightly cover, germination in 5-20 days. Mexican Milkweed (also called Bloodflower, Swallow-wort, Silkweed, Tropical Milkweed, Indian root, Butterfly Weed, Red Cottonweed, and Scarlet Milkweed) is botanically known Asclepias curassavica. Super EASY to grow, very branching to 30” tall and topped Spring thru Summer with long-lasting, 3-4” clusters of scarlet flowers. Scientific Name : Asclepias curassavica Blooming Season : Summer, Late Summer Plant Habit : Upright Height : 24 - 28" (61 - 71cm) Exposure : Sun Grower Information : Seed supplied as: Raw. Silky Deep Red Milkweed is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Equally suited to highbrow beds and borders. Great colors! June 24, 06. Easy to grow perennial zones 8-11. They bloom continuously from spring to fall in temperate climates and in tropical climates may be in flower at any time of the year. It is a great container plant to place on decks, in hanging planters or in patio gardens to observe the many butterflies and nectar feeding insects that will visit the orange, red, and sometimes yellow flowers. Tropical milkweed has narrow leaves. Description Additional information Description. How to Cut Back Butterfly Milkweed. A monarch butterfl y (L), honeybee (C) and rubythroated hummingbird (R) visit Asclepias curassavica fl owers. Milkweed gets its name from the milky substance secreted when the plant’s stems break open. Plant database entry for Bloodflower (Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Deep Red') with 35 images, 3 comments, and 23 data details. Monarch butterflies can sense these plants a mile away and use them to lay their eggs on. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Click here for more info. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. Herbaceous perennial Full sun. The flowers are excellent for cutting. On A. curassavica flowers the corolla is typically red and the corona orange, and this species is unique in having reflexed corolla lobes. Red hues make this cultivar an improvement over its predecessors for end of season color. Butterflies can’t resist this evergreen perennial. All withstand heat and drought. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. Tropical milkweed must be grown as an annual in Carroll County. Asclepias, Tropical Milkweed, Bloodflower, Butterfly Weed, Mexican Milkweed, Scarlet Milkweed 'Silky Deep Red' (Asclepias curassavica) by Marilynbeth Feb 9, 2007 11:31 PM. A native of the southeast and notorious nectar source for butterflies. Milkweed is the plant choice of monarch butterflies, and milkweed can be planted to attract monarchs. 'Silky Deep Red' Milkweed. Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold' (Golden Butterflyweed) - This is an all yellow form of the typically orange and yellow Butterfly Weed, also known as Tropical Milkweed, a tender evergreen perennial is prized for attracting butterflies, particularly the Monarch Butterfly, into the garden. Created by The Gardens at Heather Farm. 6634. Milkweed 'Silky Deep Red' 1 Gallon. Asclepias cur. . “Gay Butterflies Mix” is a family of species, with plants in colors of red, orange and yellow. Silky Deep Red Milkweed is an herbaceous evergreen perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Silky Deep Red Milkweed features unusual dark red flat-top recurved flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid summer to late fall. Asclepias curassavica Bearing rich, red-orange and yellow blooms, this tropical milkweed, or butterfly weed, blooms until frost. September 19, 06 closeup with the morning sun shining on it. Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) produces green foliage through spring and summer and clusters of small red, orange or yellow flowers. Do not allow to become pot bound at any time as plants will deteriorate rapidly. Add to Any Collection My Collection. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden . Asclepias curasavica 'Silky Deep Red Milkweed' quantity. This tropical, herbaceous perennial (evergreen in milder areas) is hardy to zone 8, but can be grown as an annual in colder areas. A traditional component of country and cottage gardens. It is native to the American tropics and has a pantropical distribution as an introduced species.Other common names include bloodflower or blood flower, cotton bush, hierba de la cucaracha, Mexican butterfly weed, redhead, scarlet milkweed, and wild ipecacuanha. Be the first to review this product. 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