12-36" tall x 12-24" wide. Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) is native to drier regions of the west and serves as a major food source for monarch caterpillars in the western United States. Sturdy stems hold fragrant flower heads upright and soft gray-green foliage adds bold texture to the borders and butterfly gardens. Prominent seed pods make a striking addition to dried flower arrangements. Showy Milkweed is an ideal selection for naturalizing in meadows and along slopes. These low-maintenance plants perform well on dry sites are drought tolerant once established. Showy Milkweed produces a deep taproot making plants difficult to transplant. Plants can spread by rhizome but are much less aggressive than common milkweed. Allow plants to self-seed in the landscape if desired or remove seed pods before they split open. Deer-resistant.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3" Pot
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Early summer to fall
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Loamy Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Dry, Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Native
West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
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