Tropical plant with yellow flowers ID'd by Pallas as Asclepias curassavica

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Hilary

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Another plant in the Madrid greenhouse .
The photo is OK this time but I have no photo of the identifying notice
can anyone help me with this one please?
« Last Edit: March 21, 2019, 11:40:27 AM by Alisdair »
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Pallas

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Re: Tropical plant with yellow flowers
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 02:11:45 PM »
This looks like Asclepias curassavica.

I have this here in Malaga albeit the flowers are more orange, so maybe this is one is a yellow variety (or do I mean cultivar?). Butterflies LOVE it and it is popular in public gardens and parks: here it is evergreen and flowers more or less all year round. Mine is mainly in shade in winter but full sun in summer and is happy as Larry.
Small (300m2) south-facing garden on the outskirts of Málaga. RHS H2 / USDA 10b.

Hilary

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Re: Tropical plant with yellow flowers
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2019, 04:58:45 PM »
Many thanks Pallas,
I think you are right.        Asclepias  curassavica  it is
I see there is an all yellow variety named 'Silky Gold'

The photo was taken from above whereas a photo from the side would have shown the pieces of the flower  hanging down better.
 I must have been in a 'hurry up, let's get on to the next bit of the day's programme' mode
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Tropical plant with yellow flowers
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2019, 05:08:47 PM »
I  See that Asclepias curassavica is mentioned in several issues of TMG including number 90, October  2017  in  COMPROMISES  by Caroline Harbouri
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Looking through THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  number 23 January 2001, for something else entirely,  I came across
ASCLEPIAS CURASSAVICA  by Sue Graham
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care