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Red Butterflies Milkweed | Monrovia

Asclepias curassavica 'Red Butterfly'
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Typically available from early spring through summer. Check with your local store for current availability. 

Herbaceous perennial with a rounded form. Large clusters of red and deep yellow flowers welcome butterflies into the garden all summer long. Use as background for colorful garden beds in pollinator gardens.

To protect our Monarch butterfly populations, cut back Red Butterflies Milkweed in the fall to encourage Monarch's southern migration.

Plant with Coneflower


  • Landscape Size: 3'-4' tall, 2'-3' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Sunset Zone: 8, 9, 12-24
  • Growth Habit: Rounded
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Attributes: Deer Resistant, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices 

 Green Thumb Guide

Plant in enriched soil with good drainage. Prune plant to the base to encourage new growth. 



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