Asclepias curassavica

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Mexican Butterfly Weed

Asclepias currassavica

Red & yellow


3 Feet

9 - 11

North America



Mexican Butterfly Weed is the perfect elevated plant for the wet edge. This plant grows 36 inches high and spread 6 inches. It has narrow 6-inch long dark green lance-shaped leaves.  The flowers are on long stems bearing 3 to 4 inch long clusters of deep red and yellow flowers. This plant will attract bees, butterflies and/or birds to your garden.


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