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Silky Gold Tropical Milkweed

Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'

Pronunciation: as-KLE-pee-us ku-rah-SAV-ik-uh
SKU #06634
8-11

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OVERVIEW
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.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 2 to 3 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Coneflower (Echinacea); Tickseed (Coreopsis); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Trumpet Vine (Campsis); Bee Balm (Monarda)
CARE
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.
HISTORY
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.

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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.