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 last only 1 week after application. 

**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