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Sunset Flower Milkweed *Shipping Restrictions*
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Milkweed, Sunset Flower *Shipping Restrictions* (30 seeds) (HB169) $2.50

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Milkweed, Sunset Flower *Shipping Restrictions*

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(Asclepias curassavica) There are beautiful reddish-orange flower clusters on this tropical milkweed that grows as an annual here. This plant is used in traditional medicine of Central America and the Caribbean. Warning: can be toxic, only for use by medical professionals. We cannot ship this to IA, ID, IL, KS, MS, SD, TX or WV.

Milkweed, Sunset Flower *Shipping Restrictions*
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Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

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79 out of 80 people found the following review helpful:

San DIego, CA
December 25, 2013
Butterfly Mecca
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0

What are the pros? The Butterflies!

What are the cons? no dislikes


This milkweed provides food and shelter to monarch and queen butterflies. A plant grouping of milkweed, nasturtium, and calendula is just wonderful in the garden. The calendula and nasturtium hide the ankles of the milkweed which isn't its best feature! Our milkweeds are covered with butterfly caterpillars munching away as butterflies fluttering around the garden. While the another taller milkweed became the place to be for the metamorphosis, this shorter curassavica was munched and munched. Beware that this plant readily self-sows so plan to collect seed, don't allow it to set seed, or simply transplant the volunteers. I found that the caterpillars did a great job of finding and eating most of the seedlings nearly to the ground! A little pruning to keep the plant in bounds along with a bit of water is all it needs here in San Diego.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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