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Item ID: 120
Genus: Asclepias
Plant Lists: Deer Resistant, Bee Plants, Summer bloomers, Clay Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Reseeders, Hot and Dry Climates, Plants For Cutting, Wild Life, Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Great For Shade
Plant Type: Flowering
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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 + 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: Due to CA agricultural regulations, we are required to treat all Asclepias plants with BT, a non-toxic and naturally occurring biological larvicide, to help combat the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). If you are planning to introduce Monarch caterpillars to this plant, we recommend letting it establish for one season before doing so.

Sun-Part Sun
Low-Average Water
deer resistant drought tolerant

 

Perennial
USDA Zones 8-11

Item ID: 120
Genus: Asclepias
Plant Lists: Deer Resistant, Bee Plants, Summer bloomers, Clay Tolerant, Drought Tolerant, Easy Reseeders, Hot and Dry Climates, Plants For Cutting, Wild Life, Hummingbirds, Butterflies, Great For Shade
Plant Type: Flowering