Asclepias curassavica ‘Apollo Orange’ – “Scarlet Milkweed”

Botanical name: Asclepias curassavica ‘Apollo Orange’
Common name: “Scarlet Milkweed”


Size: 3-4′ x 1.5-3′
Light: Full sun/pt shade
Bloom: May-Oct


Small but showy flowers with reflexed orange petals surrounding golden-yellow central coronas open in loose clusters from spring until frost attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and other nectar-imbibing creatures. This annual Milkweed is used as a host plant by both Monarch and Queen Butterflies. Best in sunny sites with consistently moist soil.

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