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Bloodflower

Asclepias curassavica

This native of South America has become widespread throughout our southern-most states. The beautiful flower heads show a combination of scarlet red in the reflexed petals, with vibrant orange in the upright petals. A member of the milkweed family, Bloodflower was introduced to European and American gardens by the late eighteenth century. If grown as a houseplant, Bloodflower blooms almost continuously.

Growth Type: 
Perennial
Color(s): 
Orange, Red, Yellow
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Shade
Blooming History: 
2003 Feb 15 to 2003 Apr 112003 Jul 17 to 2003 Aug 22004 Apr 16 to 2004 Apr 302005 Jun 3 to 2005 Jul 12005 Jul 20 to 2005 Nov 222006 Jun 1 to 2006 Nov 152007 Aug 2 to 2007 Nov 152008 Jul 25 to 2008 Nov 102009 Apr 17 to 2009 Nov 152010 Jun 28 to 2010 Dec 12011 Jul 7 to 2011 Dec 62012 Jun 22 to 2012 Dec 42013 Jul 4 to 2013 Oct 302014 Jul 30 to 2014 Nov 21
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