Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mexican Butterfly Weed, Asclepias Curassavica


Mexican Butterfly Weed, also known as Scarlet Milkweed. To be very specific, the Latin for it is: Asclepias Curassavica.

I grew it a few years ago, and eradicated it when it got a little out of control. Now out of nowhere this volunteer comes up, and Im in love again. Better management of spent flower heads will prevent it over populating the garden again.

Heres hoping lots of butterflys will come to enjoy it, and maybe even lay thier eggs. Fingers crossed!

8 comments:

Melanie said...

I have never seen this plant. Stunning colors. I can imagine these looking spectacular en masse.

Young Werther said...

Fab orange colour...

I'm struggling with Mexican daisies at the moment.

kj said...

this is stunning! enjoy yourself, lavender, knowing that i am tending the u.s. east coast with a cold freeze creeping in and the ground hard as rock.

:)

kj said...

this is stunning! enjoy yourself, lavender, knowing that i am tending the u.s. east coast with a cold freeze creeping in and the ground hard as rock.

:)

BetteJo said...

Thanks Lavender! You remembered how much I love orange flowers. So sweet of you!

areeiro said...

How great! It's always nice to have a surprise in the garden! Hope it will not get out of control again :-)

Thanks For 2 Day said...

Anything related to butterflies: count me in! What a very lovely plant indeed:) Jan/ThanksFor2Day

Lavender said...

Hi Everyone!
Sorry I must do a fly-by
Many Thanks TO Each of You
for your thoughts and comments! I hope to be able to catch up with everyone over the weekend - see you then!