Silky Gold Tropical Milkweed
Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'
|Description||An exotic yellow variety of tropical milkweed from South America. Large clusters of golden yellow flowers are displayed against yellow-green foliage. This easy care plant mixes beautifully with other tall perennials and is ideal for naturalized areas, meadows, and borders. Prune to the base in fall, especially if it does not go dormant naturally in your climate. This prevents Monarch butterflies from feeding at the wrong time of year. An herbaceous perennial.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Care||Thrives in slightly sandy to loamy, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Prune to the base periodically to rejuvenate plant. In harsh winter areas below zone 8, grow in containers and move to a sunny indoor spot before first frost.|
|Lore||Asclepias flowers are nectar-rich and the leaves are an important food source for Monarch caterpillars. Many sources state that tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) is preferred by Monarch caterpillars due to its tender leaves.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.