Showy Milkweed Seeds

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SKU
AM013015
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)
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Bee Friendly
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Low Maintenance
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Great For Mass Plantings
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant SizeUp to 48" tall
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
SizePacket
SKUAM013015

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

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.

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SKUAM013015
Common Name
Showy Milkweed
Botanical Name
Asclepias speciosa
Item Package Size
Packet
Seed Life Cycle
Perennial
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink, White
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Mature Height
Up to 48" tall
Wildflower Mix or Specie
Species
Ships As
Seed
Ideal Region
Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Native To
West of the Mississippi River
Seeds Per Packet
25
Coverage
covers approximately 50 square feet
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Low Maintenance, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Great For Mass Plantings, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
Yes
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