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Asclepias curassavica Red Butterfly

Tropical Butterfly Weed

Showy clusters of red blooms with yellow-orange centers are produced all summer long (if deadheaded). Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds galore. Dark green foliage is tinged with maroon. NOT perennial, but will self-sow if some seedpods are left late in the season. ANNUAL.


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Status: Budding
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  • Category:Annual
  • Hardiness Zone:9-11
  • Height:24-36 Inches
  • Spread:18-24 Inches
  • Bloom Color: Orange, Red, Yellow

Prefers sun and moist, well-drained soil, but will tolerate drier soils once established.

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Hummingbirds
Pollinators
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Sun/Light Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Well-Drained
Moist/Well-Drained
Moist
Flowering Months
July
August
September
Foliage Color
Green
Attributes
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Long Blooming