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