Asclepias curassavica

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Asclepias curassavica

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » July 6th, 2013, 8:51 pm

Botanical Name Asclepias curassavica
Family milkweed
Genus Asclepias
Specie curassavica
Local Name in Urdu
Common Name Mexican Butterfly Weed, Blood-flower, Scarlet Milkweed or, Tropical Milkweed
Life Cycle Perennial
Cultivar Name Asclepias curassavica
Fragrant or Not no
Category(Bush/Vine/Tree) perennial sub-shrub
Height 36-48 in.
Spacing 18-24 in.
Flowering Months spring-summer
Flower Color red-orange
Growing Areas all pakistan
Frost Tender yes
Exposure full sun
Soil pH tolerent
Propagation by seeds
Uses ornamental and medicinal plant
Other Details This herb produces red and yellow blossoms in the spring which are less than an inch across. The 5 outside petals, or corolla, are red and curve down. The 5 inside petals are hooded and yellow or orange. They grow in a cluster at the top of woody stems.This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds.Typical plants are evergreen perennial subshrubs that grow up to 1 m (3.3 ft) tall and have pale gray stems. The leaves are arranged oppositely on the stems and are lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate shaped ending in acuminate or acute tips.
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater.Asclepias curassavica is excellent in butterfly gardens or as a cut flower. However, when the stems or leaves are broken, a poisonous milky sap exudes which can cause eye injury
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Re: Asclepias curassavica

Post by Farhan Ahmed » July 7th, 2013, 10:17 am

Its a perennial subshrub

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Re: Asclepias curassavica

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » July 7th, 2013, 11:16 am

thank you sir error corrected... :mrgreen:

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