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Week 8 – February 20, 2024

Plant Information

Silky Gold Asclepias

  • Silky Gold Asclepias - Bloom
Growing Information:
Culture Guidelines
Plant Details:

Scientific Name: Asclepias curassavica

Hardiness Degree: 32°F (0.0°C)

Blooming Season: Summer, Late Summer

Plant Habit: Upright

Characteristics: Attracts Butterflies, Shade Tolerant

Water: Light

Fertilize: Once a month

Height: 24 - 28" (61 - 71cm)

Exposure: Sun

General Information: Prefers a warm, rather dry location. Works well in gardens, landscapes, patio planters and as an annual cut flower. Produces beautiful flower umbels in intense colors on strong stems for an exotic look.

Grower Information:

Planting density: 3 to 4 plants/ft.2 (32 to 40 plants/m2)
Best for: Greenhouse, high tunnel, field

Plug crop time: 4 to 5 weeks
Transplant to finish: 11 to 12 weeks

  • High-quality series is bred for greenhouse and outdoor Summer production and prefers a warm, rather dry location.

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