Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) Quick Facts:
Host plant to Monarch and Queen butterflies, nectar to many
Annual in most of US, perennial in USDA zones 9-11
Not native, naturalized in tropical zones
Hardy in USDA zones 8-11
Prefers full sun
Moist, well-drained soil
Red and yellow flowers bloom summer through fall
3-5 feet tall
Space 18-24 inches apart
Grows easily from seed and produces many seed pods
Must cut back in the fall in USDA zones 9-11 to prevent build up of OE.
Please see complete growing conditions and details for Tropical Milkweed Plants (Asclepias curassavica) under our seed description.