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

Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed

Flower Color: Pink, Purple

Height: 2-5 Feet

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Soil Hydrology: Dry to Wet Soils

Bloom Time: June through August

Plant Type: Perennials

Stratification: Cold Moist (CM)30

Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Polllinators and People

Host Plant: Monarch Butterfly

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