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  • Sunset Flower Milkweed *Shipping Restrictions*
  • Milkweed, Sunset Flower *Shipping Restrictions*
 
  • Sunset Flower Milkweed *Shipping Restrictions*
  • Milkweed, Sunset Flower *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*
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Missouri Native Plant Lover
Location:
Willow Springs, MO, United States
Date:
February 17, 2018
          1.0
 
This is NONNATIVE to USA
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Not good for USA

What are the cons? DON'T BUY;USE NATIVE MILKWEEDS

Review:

This site explains it -- http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/01/plan-save-monarch-butterflies-backfires I have read that milkweeds not native to the area where people plant them can be harmful to Monarchs laying eggs in that area. Asclepias curassavica is definitely NOT NATIVE to the USA. You can look it up in the USDA Plant Database. ESPECIALLY IF YOU LIVE IN SOUTHERN STATES OF USA, planting this tropical milkweed plant can truly curtail migration and encourage parasites in your Monarchs. Please read the site I Included here. Thanks for considering my words. Here's to the health & success of Monarchs, and to the health of our pollinators.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
urban gardener
Location:
Beloit, WI, United States
Date:
December 31, 2017
          5.0
 
for the monarchs
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? attracts monarchs

What are the cons? not hardy in WI

Review:

I am very happy to see these in the catalog! They are difficult to find. I've grown them in years past and had many plants. In 2008 we had hundreds of monarchs come just for these milkweeds, they appear to prefer them over the other milkweeds we plant. They reseed but not reliably. It seems like the reseeders get fewer and fewer each year and last summer we didn't get any and couldn't find any seeds! We also only had a trickle of monarchs. These will flower from early summer until frost.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Forztym
Location:
Tomball, TX, United States
Date:
October 10, 2017
          5.0
 
Full of Monarch Butterflies
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Continuously Flowering

What are the cons? Needs soapy water to kill bugs

Review:

Planted about 5 years ago and the blooms produce seed pods that float away and reseed beautifully in the yard. I pull the seedlings up and plant in clusters. They draw so many Monarchs and the females lay eggs on the stems, grow into caterpillars and great to watch them turn into chrysalis then butterflies. A true blessing to watch God's handiwork. They usually die back in a hard freeze and cut them back and come out again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Frank
Location:
Egg Harbor Township, NJ, United States
Date:
July 24, 2017
          5.0
 
Nice
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Cool colors

What are the cons? Long time for flowers

Review:

Nice tropical looking milkweed. Started indoors in January, started flowering late june. Would grow again, no scent to flowers.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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114 out of 116 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
CitySlicker
Location:
San DIego, CA
Date:
December 25, 2013
          5.0
 
Butterfly Mecca
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? The Butterflies!

What are the cons? no dislikes

Review:

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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