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Showy Milkweed
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Asclepias speciosa

Common Name: Showy Milkweed

The Monarch butterfly host plant with great retail appeal, so it's easy to sell. It is unusual and showy with 3-in., globes of pink-tinged, star-shaped flowers. This increasingly rare plant is the only genus on which Monarch butterflies will deposit eggs. The nectar-filled flowers, opening late summer, exude a pleasing sweet fragrance and produce magnificent seed pods. 2-3 ft. tall.

Flower Color: Pink
Zones: 3-9
Growth Habit: Perennial
Height: 2-5
Spread: 2-4
Light Needs: Full Sun
Flowering Season: Early Summer
Leaf Color: Green
Plant Features: Drought Tolerant, Native to Pacific Northwest

This plant may be available. Check our current availability on our Wholesale Ordering page HERE.