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Image of Asclepias photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Asclepias)

There are about 120 milkweeds in the genus Asclepias. They are generally herbaceous perennials that may be hardy or tender. Species are widely distributed throughout North and South America with a few found in Africa. Asclepias was named by Carl Von Linnaeus for the Greek god of healing, Asclepius, because many of the plants have medicinal properties.

Milkweeds tend to have upright or bushy habits and simple, smooth-edged leaves in various shades of green. Leaf arrangement...

Image of Asclepias curassavica photo by: Grandiflora

Grandiflora

(Bloodflower, Scarlet Milkweed)

Butterflies can’t resist this evergreen perennial. Blood flower is native to Mexico and South America and has naturalized throughout subtropical and tropical regions worldwide. Hummingbirds and bees are also regular visitors to the showy flowers.

The plant has upright branched stems which sport lance-shaped, opposite leaves of medium green. When broken, the stems emit a milky-white, sticky latex sap. In the heat of summer plants produce flattened clusters of small, complex red-orange flowers...

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Maureen Gilmer

(Bloodflower, Red Butterfly Milkweed, Scarlet Milkweed)

Butterflies can’t resist this evergreen perennial. The cultivar ‘Red Butterfly’ of Indian butterfly weed are vigorous growers with brightly colored flower clusters in red, yellow that are darker than average. The stems are sturdy and flowers excellent for cutting.

Also known as blood flower, this butterfly weed is native to Mexico and South America and has naturalized throughout subtropical and tropical regions worldwide. Hummingbirds and bees are also regular visitors to the showy flowers.

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James H. Schutte

(Bloodflower, Scarlet Milkweed, Silky Deep Scarlet Milkweed)

Butterflies can’t resist this evergreen perennial. Silky Deep Red Indian butterfly weed is a vigorous grower with brightly colored flower clusters in rich, red and bright yellow crowns that are slightly larger than average. The stems are sturdy, plants compact, the foliage has a red-purple tone and flowers excellent for cutting.

Also known as blood flower, this butterfly weed is native to Mexico and South America and has naturalized throughout subtropical and tropical regions worldwide. Hummingbirds...

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Maureen Gilmer

(Bloodflower, Scarlet Milkweed, Silky Gold Scarlet Milkweed)

Butterflies can’t resist this evergreen perennial. Silky Gold Indian butterfly weed is a vigorous grower with brightly colored flower clusters in rich, golden yellow that are slightly larger than average. The stems are sturdy, plants compact and flowers excellent for cutting.

Also known as blood flower, this butterfly weed is native to Mexico and South America and has naturalized throughout subtropical and tropical regions worldwide. Hummingbirds and bees are also regular visitors to the showy...

Image of Asclepias curassavica

Maureen Gilmer

(Bloodflower, Scarlet Milkweed, Silky Scarlet Milkweed)

Butterflies can’t resist this evergreen perennial. Silky Scarlet Indian butterfly weed is a vigorous grower with brightly colored flower clusters in rich, scarlet-red and golden yellow crowns that are slightly larger than average. The stems are sturdy, plants compact, the foliage has a bronze tone and flowers excellent for cutting.

Also known as blood flower, this butterfly weed is native to Mexico and South America and has naturalized throughout subtropical and tropical regions worldwide....

Image of Asclepias curassavica (SILKY SERIES) photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Bloodflower)

Butterflies can’t resist this evergreen perennial. The Silky Series of Indian butterfly weed are vigorous growers with brightly colored flower clusters in red, yellow and gold that are slightly larger than average. The stems are sturdy, plants compact and flowers excellent for cutting.

Also known as blood flower, this butterfly weed is native to Mexico and South America and has naturalized throughout subtropical and tropical regions worldwide. Hummingbirds and bees are also regular visitors...

Image of Asclepias erosa photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Desert Milkweed)

There are about 120 milkweeds in the genus Asclepias. They are generally herbaceous perennials that may be hardy or tender. Species are widely distributed throughout North and South America with a few found in Africa. Asclepias was named by Carl Von Linnaeus for the Greek god of healing, Asclepius, because many of the plants have medicinal properties.

Milkweeds tend to have upright or bushy habits and simple, smooth-edged leaves in various shades of green. Leaf arrangement...

Image of Asclepias fascicularis photo by: Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

Michael Charters, www.calflora.net

(Mexican Whorled Milkweed)

There are about 120 milkweeds in the genus Asclepias. They are generally herbaceous perennials that may be hardy or tender. Species are widely distributed throughout North and South America with a few found in Africa. Asclepias was named by Carl Von Linnaeus for the Greek god of healing, Asclepius, because many of the plants have medicinal properties.

Milkweeds tend to have upright or bushy habits and simple, smooth-edged leaves in various shades of green. Leaf arrangement...

Image of Asclepias incarnata photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Swamp Milkweed)

Swamp milkweed is native to pond edges and stream banks of the eastern and Midwestern United States. Though this perennial is a wetland plant, it is very adaptable and at home in sunny gardens.

Delightful, lightly fragrant, purplish-pink flowers are produce summer through fall. They are born atop upright stems that hold narrow, lance-shaped leaves opposite of each other. The flowers are borne in flat clusters; each flower is complex and topped with a “crown.” The blooms are very attractive...