Bloodflower / Sunset Flower Seeds

Bloodflower / Sunset Flower Seeds

Size Price Savings Quantity
Packet $5.59
1 Ounce $31.49
1/4 Pound $94.49 25% Savings
1 Pound $272.99 ($17.06/ounce) 46% Savings
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  • Scarlet star-shaped petals framed by spiky foliage make one of our most unique offerings
  • Annual pollinator attractor with bright red & yellow blooms
  • Summer blooming and deer resistant, this variety can grow in nearly any soil
  • Thrives in bright, sunny growing areas
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Life Cycle Annual
Planting Season Spring
Color Red
Growth Habit Upright
Plant Height 40 inches
Bloom Season Summer through Fall

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators
Use Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden
Growing Conditions Poor Soil Tolerant, Wet Area Tolerant
Plant Resistance Deer, Rabbit

About Bloodflower / Sunset Flower Seeds

Asclepias curassavica

Seed Type Heirloom Seed
Also known as Tropical Milkwed, Cotton Bush, Mexican Butterfly Weed, Scarlet Milkweed

Grow Heirloom Bloodflowers / Sunset Flowers - Plant Bloodflower / Sunset Flower Seeds

A unique and stunning Asclepias variety - Bloodflower or Sunset Flower - is a highly cherished plant with stunning flowers that mimic the colors of sunset. The Bloodflower is lesser known perhaps, but more colorful than its cousin, Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly Milkweed. Covering itself with gorgeous flowers of orange, yellow and red in midsummer, Bloodflower/Sunset Flower is a real dazzler in any wild garden.

Planting Information

Planting Bloodflower / Sunset Flower Seeds

Planting Season Spring
Sowing Method Direct Sow, Start Indoors
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth 1/4 inch
Plant Spacing 15 to 18 inches
Plant Height 40 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Days to Maturity 90 to 120 days
View our Asclepias Planting Guide to learn more.


Amount Avg Seed Count Recommended Coverage
Packet 110 Up to 80 Sq. Ft
1 Ounce 10,280 Up to 625 Sq. Ft
1/4 Pound 41,120 Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft
1 Pound 164,480 Up to 10,000 Sq. Ft

Companions Plants

Companion Plants for Bloodflower / Sunset Flower Seeds