36-48" tall x 24-36" wide. Deze plant vindt zijn oorsprong in Noord-Amerika en is een prachtige plant in de tuin. I know it's fairly common down south, but it's a great combo butterfly / hummi Bloodflower, Scarlet Milkweed, Silky Scarlet Milkweed. The plant can be grown as an annual flower or as a perennial. It is easily grown from seed each year. It is native to the American tropics and has a pantropical distribution as an introduced species. Additional common names for this plant include tropical milkweed, scarlet milkweed, swallow wort, Indian root and matal.Genus name honors the Greek god Asklepios the god of medicine.Specific epithet means of Curacao of the Dutch Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea. Monarchs were seen ovipositing and eggs, larvae and pupae were observed on the following species of Asclepias in each plant climate zone. De zijdeplant (Asclepias syriaca, synoniemen: Asclepias intermedia, Asclepias kansana) is een in plant die behoort tot de maagdenpalmfamilie (Apocynaceae).De soort staat op de Lijst van nieuwe planten in Nederland uit 2004.. De plant wordt 1,2-1,5 meter hoog en vormt wortelstokken (rizomen). Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Color: Red-orange Bloom Time: Summer and fall. ASCLEPIAS curassavica 'Silky Scarlet'( SILKY SERIES) Plant Common Name. Asclepias curassavica or the Tropical Milkweed is a frost tender, flowering perennial from tropical climes that will attract butterflies to your garden. Silky Gold Milkweed - Asclepias curassavica, unusual clusters of pure golden-yellow blooms, 3" flowers attract butterflies all summer until frost. Mexican butterfly weed can also be grown from cuttings if desired. I got to be over 6' high and bloomed daily until almost the end of September. Asclepias curassavica, commonly known as tropical milkweed, is a flowering plant species of the milkweed genus, Asclepias. Asclepias curassavica, commonly known as tropical milkweed, is a flowering plant species of the milkweed genus, Asclepias. Only plants will be removed from the collection. It will flower from spring to late fall in cooler climates and can be utilized for borders and meadow gardens. Tolerates some soil dryness. ASCLEPIAS CURASSAVICA - BLOODFLOWER. It is the host plant for Monarch and Queen butterfly caterpillars. Not native, naturalized in tropical zones. Get familiar with milkweed: there are some imposters out there. America Description: Showy perennial to 1 m with woody base, stems with milky sap; oblanceolate leaves 5-15 cm long, the flowers in umbels with reflexed, 5 parted corolla brilliant red-purple, exposing the crown of 5 orange horned hoods. De standplaats dient zonnig te zijn. I live in Zone 9b and have purchased about 30 milkweed plants and nectar plants from Joyful Butterfly. Plant Facts: Common Name: Asclepias spp. Blood flower is winter hardy to USDA Zones 9-11. It is native to South America, but has naturalized worldwide in many tropical and subtropical areas. Native to: South America. The bloodflower, or Asclepias curassavica, is a tropical milkweed that is native to the American tropics, which includes the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) is a good container plant. Genus Asclepias can be evergreen or deciduous perennials or subshrubs, with simple, entire leaves and umbel-like clusters of small, distinctively shaped flowers followed by paired fruits containing seeds embedded in silky fibres . If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas. Asclepias curassavica. Description. Asclepias albicans (white-stem milkweed) is a bit stouter with thicker, taller stems. Asclepias curassavica, commonly called blood flower, is a tender evergreen perennial in the dogbane and milkweed family. How to Grow and Care. The Garden wouldn't be the Garden without our Members, Donors and Volunteers. Asclepias curassavica, commonly known as tropical milkweed or blood flower, is not reliably winter hardy in gardens north of zone 8.