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Red Milkweed Asclepias rubra

Description

Red Milkweed is a native perennial wildflower found in the sandhills, swampy areas and wet pine savannas.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennial#wet sites#NC native#swamps#native wildflower#larval host plant#food source summer#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains OBL
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#native perennial#wet sites#NC native#swamps#native wildflower#larval host plant#food source summer#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#food source nectar#food source pollen#Piedmont Mountains OBL
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Asclepias
    Species:
    rubra
    Family:
    Apocynaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 6 in. - 3 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 0 ft. 10 in. - 1 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Perennial
    Wildflower
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Description:
    Displays from July to September
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Blooms from June to July
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators