NAME: Sunset Flower
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Blood Flower / Scarlet Milkweed / Indian Root
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Asclepias Curvassavica
COLOR: Red, Orange, & Yellow
PLANT SEEDS: Outdoors after frost / Indoors weeks before last frost
PLANT HEIGHT: 18 - 36"
PLANT SPACING: 15 - 18"
BLOOM TIME: All Summer
HARDINESS ZONE: 5 - 11
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average
QUANTITY: 100 Seeds
OTHER: In addition to being beautiful, Milkweed is a very important plant because it is a host for the beloved MONARCH butterfly. Monarch larva feed exclusively on Milkweeds. That means if there is no Milkweed, there would be no Monarchs :( It is also an important nectar plant for bees & other insects. The common name Milkweed was given to this plant because of its milky juice. The scientific name comes from Asclepius, the Greek god of healing, because of the many folk-medicinal uses for the milkweed plants. The dried seed pods are also very interesting for dried arrangements. The showy multi-colored blooms of the Sunset variety attracts HUMMINGBIRDS.
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Jul 16, 2019
I had wonderful germination rates on these seeds. Super excited for flowers.
Mar 12, 2019
Pretty milkweed plants. Will look great in my butterfly garden.
Sep 4, 2018
Very pretty colored milkweed. Can't wait to get these in the ground and see the results.
Jun 19, 2018
Looking forward to growing it! Lots of seeds in packet. Great info on packet.
May 10, 2018
Very pretty color of milkweed. Can't wait to make this an addition in my flower beds.