Milkweed Seeds - Tropical
USDA Zones: 8 - 11
Height: 24 - 32 inches
Bloom Season: Summer and fall
Bloom Color: Red
Environment: Full sun
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 6.1 - 7.5
Deer Resistant: Yes
Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
Light Required: No
Depth: Do not cover
Sowing Rate: 5 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 2 - 4 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 24 inches
Care & Maintenance: Butterfly Weed
Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias Curassavica) - Here are more Tropical Milkweed seeds that produce tender evergreen perennials. Butterflies love this plant, and it provides a great food source for them! Commonly called Mexican Butterfly Weed, Blood Flower or Tropical Milkweed, these showy plants have blooms in the colors or red, orange and yellow.
In addition to bees and butterflies being attracted to Bloodflower plants, they are also used medicinally. Milkweed sap can be applied to skin to remove warts. The roots and leaves were used to cure dysentery, suppress coughs, and to treat fever and asthma.
Milkweed seed | tropical
How to grow
How To Grow Milkweed From Seed: Sow Butterfly Weed seeds early in the spring. Transplant seedlings outdoors after danger of frost has passed. Mexican Butterfly Weed plants require a sunny spot in moist, fertile soil. They are not as drought tolerant as other species of milkweeds. Keep the Bloodflower plants uniformly moist, but not saturated.
Pinch the tops of the plants to induce a bushy habit and provide more flowering branches. Blood Flower herb seeds can be grown as an annual in cooler climates. Sow flowers seeds indoors and transplant outdoors. Mexican Butterfly Weed seed is also considered to be a wildflower seed and once established, it will bloom until fall frosts.
- Sowing Rate: 5 ounces per 1,000 square feet or 2 - 4 seeds per plant
- Average Germ Time: 8 - 11 days
- Keep seeds moist until germination
- Attracts bees and butterflies
- Depth: Do not cover
The bloom season is long, lasting from early summer up until the first frost. The Tropical Milkweed herb is a tender perennial that if grown in containers can be wintered indoors for areas were there are freezing temperatures.
- Height: 24 - 32 inches
- USDA Zones: 8 - 11
- Season: Perennial
- Deer Resistant: Yes