Asclepias curassavica
‘Silky Gold’

Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Gold’ "Mexican Milkweed"Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Gold’ "Mexican Milkweed"

Monarch butterflies will reward you & your garden with their love & precious babies!A wonderful addition to the butterfly or habitat garden - this evergreen & ever-blooming“Milkweed” produces endless 3-4” clusters of lovely bright yellow flowers on long stems that are excellent for cutting!Forms a dense, bushy shrub 3’x3’. Cut back in the Fall after the caterpillars are gone for best habit. Compost in Winter & your plant will return with vigor in early Spring.

Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Gold’ "Mexican Milkweed"Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Gold’ "Mexican Milkweed"

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*Due to CA agricultural regulations, we’re required to treat Asclepias plants with BT (a non-toxic, naturally occurring biological larvicide) to help combat the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). Effects can last up to 2 weeks after application. If you are planning to introduce Monarch caterpillars to this plant, we recommend letting it establish for one season before doing so to ensure it is large enough to provide sufficient food. 

**To protect Monarchs from disease, cut back your Asclepias currasavica in late Fall. This will also promote a healthier plant next season.

 

 

Sun-Part Sun
Low-Avg. Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 8-11

deer resistantdrought tolerant