Asclepias curassavica
‘Silky Gold’

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

Monarch butterflies will reward you and your garden with their love and precious babies! A wonderful addition to the butterfly or habitat garden - this evergreen and 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 and 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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PLEASE BE ADVISED - Due to CA agricultural regulations, we’re required to treat all plants, including Asclepias, plants with BT (a non-toxic, naturally occurring biological larvicide) to help combat the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). BT is toxic to caterpillars. If you plan to introduce Monarch caterpillars to this plant, we recommend letting it establish for one year before doing so to ensure it is large enough to provide sufficient food and the BT has had time to wear off.

**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/Avg. Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 8-11