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Silky Gold Tropical Milkweed

Asclepias curassavica 'Silky Gold'

Mature Height*: 

2-4 ft

Mature Width*: 

2-3 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone Range:

8 to 11

Hardy to: 

15°F

Water Requirements: 

Moderate Water

Shade Requirements:

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Native to:

South America

Silky Gold Milkweed is an all-around crowd pleaser that attracts hummingbirds and butterflies, including monarchs. It tolerates heat, resists grazing by rabbits and deer, and is incredibly easy to grow. This small, showy perennial fits snugly into containers, garden beds, or borders, where it provides reliable color and constant interest from spring through fall. Even the plants elongated seed pods are ornamental and are often used as accents in dried arrangements. Though treated as a perennial in the Southwest, Silky Gold Milkweed grows fast enough to be planted anywhere in the country as an annual and sprouts quickly when grown from seed.

*Height and width estimated for growth in the Tucson, AZ area. True sizes may vary.