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Butterfly Flower | Asclepias curassavica | Milkweed
Bloodwort (Asclepias curassavica) Also known as The Butterfly Flower or milkweed! Lovely shades of red/yellow/orange within the flower growing on 16-20 stems. Blooms summer to fall when planted in full sun to part shade in moist soil. Crucial food source for migrating Monarch butterflies and Monarchs lay their eggs on this plant so the hatching larvae can eat the leaves. Attracts swallowtails and other butterflies and hummingbirds as well. Re-seeds itself for returning Monarchs next year. Hardy in zones 8-11.