Bloodflower Butterfly Weed (Asclepias curassavica) Tropical Milkweed Butterfly Weed Herb
Absolutely stunning! This plant attracts and nourishes Monarch butterflies! Small ornate fiery yellow, orange, and crimson brightly colored flowers attract milkweed loving butterflies like the monarch. Monarch caterpillars are raised on milkweed, and this gives the caterpillars a bitter taste that makes birds sick; keeps birds from feeding on monarch caterpillars and butterflies
- This herb was used traditionally in America, Jamaica and Indonesia as a remedy for snake bites, dysentery, pneumonia and several other conditions.
- Sow from seed, and once mature, split roots in spring.
- Full sun.
- Drought tolerant
- Deer resistant.
- Needs very little maintenance once established
- Direct sow in Spring
- Attracts monarch butterflies
- bloodflowers milk and sap are known irritants. Keep away from the eyes!
Seed Count: 35 seeds