Showy Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa

Showy Milkweed is similar in form to Common Milkweed but less aggressive, making it more manageable in a garden setting. About 3' high, Asclepias speciosa features large velvety blue-green leaves, and spikey pink flower clusters, atop thick stems …

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Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $6.99 ea.
5-10 $5.99 ea.
11-31 $4.99 ea.
32+ $3.99 ea.
Availability: In stock
SKU
31255-03
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Height 2' - 4'
Bloom Color Lavender, Pink
Bloom Time June, July, Aug
Spacing 2' - 3'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Rhizome
Benefits Butterflies, Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Host Plant, Deer Resistant

Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) is similar in form to Common Milkweed but less aggressive, making it more manageable in a garden setting. About 3 feet high, Asclepias speciosa features large velvety blue-green leaves, and spikey pink flower clusters, atop thick stems. The very fragrant blooms give way to prominent 2 - 3 inch long seed pods and the leaves turn bright Gold in the fall. Native to the western U.S. and upper Midwest, Showy Milkweed tolerates a variety of soil types and conditions and is very drought tolerant. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs exclusively on plants in the Asclepias genus, otherwise known as milkweeds. You're sure to see Monarchs when you plant milkweeds.