BLOODFLOWER ASCELPIAS CURASSAVICA BUTTERFLY WEED WILD IPECAC SCARLET MILKWEED $2.30 $2.00

BLOODFLOWER OR WILD IPECAC IS ALSO KNOW AS BUTTERFLY WEED  AND IS THE FAVOURED FOOD OF ADMIRAL BUTTERFLIES AS WELL AS MANY OTHERS!

Bloodflower, Asclepias curassavica, is sometimes known as Wild Ipecac. Other common names include bloodflower or blood flower, cotton bush, hierba de la cucaracha, Mexican butterfly weed, redhead, scarlet milkweed, and wild ipecacuanha. An easy to grow plant with showy blood red and orange flowers. Butterflies attracted to the blooms. The white sap in stem is used for the removal of warts, corns etc. Once the root was once used as an emetic, though it does not have the same active constituents as Ipecac. Bloodflower is indigenous to tropical America.

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Grow Notes
Plant in light, rich soils in an open, sunny position. Drought and frost tender. An evergreen shrub, growing to a height of 1m x 1 m.

Sow
Sow direct at end of Autumn or early Winter. This will break the seeds ‘dormancy’ allowing it to germinate. Alternatively place in a fridge for 30 days.

Plant seeds just under the soil surface, keep the seeds moist, but not soaking wet.

Germination
14-20 days at 20°C

Maturity
An Annual in temperate regions.

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Seed Count: 10
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