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Bloodflower / Sunset Flower Seeds Asclepias curassavica

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  • 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

Product Description

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 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.

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Bloodflower / Sunset Flower Seeds
    Botanical Name:Asclepias curassavica
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Plant Type:Orange-Red Blooms with Yellow Clustered Flowers in Center, Upright Habit, Whorled Leaf
    Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Container Garden, Cut Flower Garden, Deer Resistant, Poor Soil Tolerant
    Color:Red, Yellow
    Blooms:Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall
    Days to Maturity:90-120 Days
    Plant Height:40 inches
    Plant Spacing:15-18 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Start Indoors, Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:Yes
    Seeds per Packet:300 mg
    Seeds per Pound:90, 700
    Hardiness Zones:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Asclepias

    When to Plant Asclepias Seeds

    Plant outdoors after the first frost begins in the fall in order to stratify the seed in time for Spring. To start indoors, seeds must be refrigerated 6-8 weeks before sowing in order to wake the seed from dormancy.

    Where to Plant Asclepias Seeds

    Asclepias is a hardy plant that is native to the swamps of the U.S., and will easily grow in consistently damp or wet soils that drain well with access to full sun (6-8 hours of sun per day). Despite this, Asclepias will tolerate a wide variety of soil profiles, as long as they aren't consistently dry or overly sandy. Plant away from areas where pets frequent, as the sap of the Asclepias is toxic when cut.

    How to Plant Asclepias Seeds

    Plant seeds 1/4 inch deep into the soil. When grown indoors, transplant into the garden 18-24 inches apart for best results.

    How to Care for Asclepias

    Asclepias is a low-maintenance plant that can live for several years if planted in the proper environment and will come back from a strong taproot every Spring. Asclepias will also readily spread itself via seeds in the late fall, but this can be controlled simply by removing all seed pods in the early fall before they release. Asclepias is a popular butterfly attractor, particularly of the Monarch Butterfly; as long as the plant is healthy, it will readily flower throughout the summer. Fertilization is not necessary. Putting mulch around each plant will reduce competition from weeds or other unwanted plants.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
      
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

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