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Asclepias curassavica 'Monarch's Banquet'


Asclepias curassavica 'Monarch's Banquet' is a tender variegated milkweed with nectar-rich blooms in bright orange-reds all summer long.

Asclepias curassavica 'Monarch's Banquet' is a gorgeous, long-blooming variegated cultivar of this species of milkweed with grey-green foliage with variable creamy yellow and creamy white edges. It is a tender perennial when grown in Canada with stunning blooms in bright orange-red through the summer months followed by pods opening to reveal silky fibres. Provides vertical appeal along with pollinator activity (including Monarch butterflies) that are attracted to its fragrant, colourful and nectar-rich flowers. Deer resistant. Can be protected in winter above freezing to grow for next year.

Common Name: Tropical Milkweed

Family: Apocynaceae (The Dogbane Family)

Zone Hardiness: 9-11

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 12-24"

Primary Bloom Colour: Orange

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tender

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Butterflies, Bees, Hummingbirds

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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