Nov 27, 2020  Week: 48

Silky Mixture Asclepias

Grower Information:
Marketing Information
Product Information
2019-2020 Cut Flower Brochure
Benchcard
Download a Benchcard

Scientific Name: Asclepias curassavica

Propagation Method: Seed

Form Supplied As: Raw

Cultivation Type: Greenhouse, High Tunnel, Field

Planting Density: 22 to 32 plants/sq. meter (2 to 3 plants/sq. foot).

Usage: Filler

Flower Color (primary): Mixture

Foliage Color: Dark Green

High-quality series is bred for greenhouse and outdoor field production.

Stem Length: 61 - 71cm (24 - 28")

Harvest Recommendation: Harvest early in the day when 50-65% of flowers are open. Do not sear the stems in hot water as you would do with other Asclepias.

Post-Harvest Recommendation: After harvest, change solutions 2-3 times to eliminate any latex exudate. Holding solution is optional. Avoid ethylene exposure. Ethylene inhibiting treatments are recommended. Store at 4-7°C (40-45°F). Transport in solution if possible.

Vase Life Recommendation: Consumer floral preservative recommended to keep water clear. Vase life 8-10 days.

Other Silky Varieties
Silky Deep Red Asclepias Silky Gold Asclepias