Flowers

Asclepias ‘Silky’ Mix

In the same family as the Swan Plant, Asclepias Silky Mix is also known as Tropical Milkweed. An attractive source of food for monarch butterflies and other beneficial pollinators, it features gorgeous deep red and gold colored blooms.

Position

Full sun.

Sow

Sow direct where they are to grow. Scatter seed thinly, cover with Yates® Black Magic® Seed Raising Mix, firm down and water gently. Thin plants later to 1 metre apart.

Care

Choose a sunny position. Add Yates® Thrive® Natural Blood & Bone before planting and fertilise regularly. Protect from snails and slugs.

Tips

Smaller plants can be completely eaten by Monarch Butterfly caterpillars. Remove excess eggs to prevent this. Grow a number of plants to ensure lots of butterflies.