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Showy Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa

Beautiful scent, 2-tiered flower with dusky rose petals in summer. Essential host for Monarch butterfly. For information on harvesting and preparing seeds for germination, please visit this Xerces Society webpage.

Plant Details

Habitats
Mature Height2-3’
Shade Preference
Soil Tolerance Moderate moisture; tolerates seasonal flooding;showy milkweed is water loving (Narrow-leaved milkweed tolerates drier conditions than showy milkweed in general)
Special Uses Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Ornamental; Deer resistant
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