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Showy Milkweed Seeds

SKU: AM013015
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Similar to Common Milkweed in looks, Showy Milkweed has soft, pastel pink flower clusters with longer petals. This sun-loving asclepias grows well in dry, fast-draining soil and requires little supplemental water once established. A prolific and important nectar source for Monarch butterflies, bees, and other beneficial bugs. Re-seeds readily. (Asclepias speciosa)
key features
Botanical Name
Asclepias speciosa
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Ideal Region
Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Seed Coverage
covers approximately 50 square feet
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Fragrant, Mass Plantings


Perennial – blooms appear in the second season and will reappear for many years to come. 48" tall. Showy Milkweed, like all asclepias, is an indispensable plant for Monarch butterflies, offering up the only food source for caterpillars and plenty of nectar for butterflies. A vigorous spreader, plant this low-maintenance variety in an area where it can naturalize and become a haven for local pollinators passing through your garden. Thrives in full sun, fast-draining soil, and doesn’t require supplemental watering once established in your garden. Showy Milkweed requires a cold period in order to germinate and is best planted in the fall or forced into cold stratification for spring seeding.