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Silky Gold Milkweed - Asclepias curassavica- Rooted cuttings

Silky Gold Milkweed - Asclepias curassavica
Availability: Usually ships the next business day
Item #: silky-gold-milkweed
Regular Price: $1.25

Botanical Name: Asclepias sp.
Host Plant For: Queen (Danaus gilippus), and Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Zone: Tropical (9 to 11) Water Requirement: Average
Height: 4 foot Nectar: Good
Sun: Light shade to Full Sun Soil: Average
Bloom: Yellow Misc.: Sap dangerous to Eyes

Silky Gold Milkweed - Asclepias curassavica, unusual clusters of pure golden-yellow blooms, 3" flowers attract butterflies all summer until frost. Plants thrive in hot weather. It is the host plant for Monarch and Queen butterfly caterpillars. A South American native, Silky Gold Milkweed grows 30"-36" high and produces clusters of bright yellow flowers.

This plant is highly utilized by Monarch butterflies for egg-laying and used as a nectar source by many other butterfly species. Plant in full sun and treat as an annual. Save the seeds and start them yourself next year (this milkweed is easy to grow from seed). Shipped as rooted cuttings. Milkweed wilts in high heat above 95. These cuttings are about 3-5 inchs tall and will take up to two-three months to be full grown for Monarchs to feed on.

These cuttings are what we use for our butterfly farm. They grow fast and are very easy to take care of.

Availability: In stock.
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