Showy Milkweed

  • Showy Milkweed

Showy Milkweed



Showy Milkweed (Asclepias Speciosa)

Closely related to the common milkweed. The showy milkweed is a nectar source and a host for the larval Monarch and Queen butterflies. A unique addition to your wildflower or pollinator planting.

Plant Characterstics

Height: 12 to 36 inches

Growth habit: erect stems

Bloom color: showy clusters of pink fragrant blooms

Bloom period: Mid to late summer

Sun requirement: full sun to partial shade

Seeds per pound: 85,000

Planting Rate:

Planting Depth: 1/16 inch

Planting season: Fall