Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Gold’

Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Gold’Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Gold’

Improve your karma with this beautiful South America “Milkweed.” Monarch butterflies will reward you & your garden with their love & presence as they lay their eggs on this host plant. Then, of course, you get lots of their fabulous, horned, black, yellow and white-striped caterpillars! This variety makes lovely golden-yellow flowers in 3”-4” clusters on long stems that are excellent for cutting. Cut back in the Fall after all the caterpillars are gone. Give it compost in Winter & your plant will return with vigor in early Spring. To 3’ x 3’.

Annie

Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Gold’

NOTE:If you are planning to introduce Monarch caterpillars to this plant, we recommend letting it establish for one season before doing so.
The plant - and the caterpillars will thank you!

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

 

Sun-Part Sun
Low-Average Water
deer resistantdrought tolerant

 

Perennial
USDA Zones 8-11