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Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Scarlet'


Excellent cut flowers, a showy multipurpose plant; this series is bred for greenhouse and outdoor summer cut flower production. This species prefers a warm, location with good drainage and on the dry side. Long blooming species with an intense color display and an exotic appearance in containers; producing a high quality cut flower with a long vase-life and blooming period in the garden. A tender perennial in the north, Plants grow 28' tall and have flat umbels of scarlet colored flowers with golden-orange hoods, flowers the first year. This is a subtropical plant that will flower very well the first year and be loved by butterflies and those that love cut flowers.

Soak seed in warm water for 24 hours sow and lightly cover, germination in 5-20 days.

30 seeds