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Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed - Asclepiadaceae (The Milkweed Family)
Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed - Support monarch and other butterflies with Asclepias speciosa, the western North American sister species to the eastern common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca).
Asclepias speciosa - Support monarch and other butterflies with Asclepias speciosa, the western North American sister species to the eastern common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca).


 
15cm
Price: $14.99
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Loves Sun, Full - Part Sun, Sun
Height: 2-4'
Width: 12-24"
Flower Colour: White/Cream

Stock Status:In Stock
Availability: Available this season. Most plants ready to ship in mid to late spring.
Product Code: 5909
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Description Fine Print
 
This western North American species has upright stems with oblong leaves topped with dense three inch globes of fragrant, pink, star-shaped flowers which attract butterflies. It is an important food source for Monarch and other butterflies. Showy milkweed spreads by underground rhizomes. Grow in a pot or sink a pot of it in the ground or allow it to spread in naturalized settings. Drought tolerant. Deer resistant.
Details
  • Class: Deciduous
  • Soil Moisture: Moist
  • Flowering Time: Summer
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Attracts: Butterflies
  • Habitat: Edges of ponds and moist soils, wet meadows, shallow waters. Banks and flood plains of lakes, ponds, and marshes. Ditch edges, dikes, swamps, wet prairies, and poorly drained spots.
  • Geographical Origin: Americas - North America
  • BC Native: Yes

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