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Showy Milkweed Seeds

 
 

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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)

Zones 3 - 9
Ideal Regions
Midwest
Southwest
West
Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Native
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size Up to 48" tall
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Size Packet
SKU AASBKPK

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.

SKU AASBKPK
Common Name Showy Milkweed
Botanical Name Asclepias speciosa
Seed Life Cycle Perennials
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink, White
Mature Height Up to 48" tall
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Ships As Seed
Coverage covers approximately 50 square feet
Seeds Per Packet 25
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Native To North America
Native To West of the Mississippi River
Native Yes
Ideal Region Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Bee Friendly, Native
Is It Storable? Yes- You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Non-GMO Yes
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada Yes

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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.

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  • 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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