Townlake
Botanical Name
Asclepias currasavica
Plant Type
Perennials
Plant Height Min
3ft
Plant Height Max
4ft
Plant Spread Min
1ft
Plant Spread Max
2ft
Light
Sun/Part Shade
Evergreen/Deciduous
Deciduous
Seasonal Interest From
Summer
Seasonal Interest To
Fall
Plant Color
Orange
Seasonal Feature
Flower
Water Needs
Low
Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Comments

Leaves of milkweeds are eaten by monarch caterpillars; non-native Mexican is common in nurseries, to encourage migration and reduce local overwintering, which may increase disease; cut back to 6" Nov-Feb. Plant natives when possible. Native A. tuberosa needs good drainage; do not disturb its taproot when transplanting; or try it, A. asperula and A. viridis from seed.