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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.

$1.75/Bare root

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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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