Mexican Butterfly Weed
- Also Known As: Tropical Milkweed, Blood Flower, Mexican Milkweed, Scarlet Milkweed
- Botanical Name: Asclepias curassavica
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Water Demand: Low
- Landscape Use: Deer Resistant, Rock Garden
- Ornamental Value: Orange, Red
- Native/Adapted: Adapted
- Wildlife Value: Bees, Birds (specifically Hummingbirds), Butterflies (nectar source and larval food source)
- Season: Summer, Fall
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
- Plant Form: Upright
- Plant Spread: 2'
- Plant Height: 3'
DescriptionExcellent for butterflies. Does not like to be transplanted. Protect in winter months.
- There are no cross references available for this plant.