Tropical Milkweed Seeds -Annual flowers
Tropical Milkweed,Bloodflower or Mexican Butterfly Weed (Asclepias Curassavica) showy plants have blooms in the colors or red, orange and yellow!It’s not only a host plant for monarchs, but is also an attractive nectar plants for the fall migrating monarch butterflies.
Outside in the soil in spring, seeds took 11 days to germinate. Inside on a heat mat, covered with a plastic cover, seeds will start to germinate in five days.
likes lots of sunshine, so I like to put it in a sunny area with little if any competing plants.
Tropical Milkweed,Bloodflower or Mexican Butterfly Weed (Asclepias Curassavica) - Here are more Butterfly Weed 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 the butterflies being attracted to Bloodflower plants, the plants are also used as a medicinal herb. 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.
How To Grow Blood Flowers: 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.
- Season: Perennial
- 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
- Temperature: 60F
- 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