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Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed

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Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) adds character and interest to a wide range of garden settings and more importantly, attracts Monarch butterflies. Sow these seeds in late fall when soil temperatures are below 50 degrees to allow the seed to stratify naturally. For more information on planting milkweed, click here.

This plant typically reaches heights of two to five feet and prefers full sun, but can tolerate fluctuating moisture levels in the soil. Clusters of pink to purple flowers attract butterflies, pollinators and more!

Previously only available for purchase in our Milkweed Madness Packet.

Seed Info

Seed Envelopes contain approximately 0.02 ounces of seed and cover about 5 to 10 square feet. 

Planting Milkweed

What is Stratification?

Product Details

Flower Color: Pink or Purple 

Height: 2 to 5 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun 

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Wet Soils 

Bloom Time: June through August 

Plant Type: Perennial

Stratification: Cold Moist (CM) 30 Days

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Pollinators and People 

Host Plant: Monarch Butterfly