Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) Seed Packet WW
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An elegant, stunning wildflower with upright stems adorned with substantial, silvery, velvet-soft leaves. Large, roundish flower clusters sport pastel pink and white, star-like flowers that are remarkably fragrant. It is a nectar source for butterflies and a critical host plant for our native western Monarch butterfly caterpillar. Plants spread by rhizomes and eventually form large, multi-stemmed clumps. Deer resistant. Deciduous.
- Family: Asclepiadaceae
- Per/Ann: Perennial
- Sun/Shade: Sun
- Zones: 4a to 9b
- Bloom time: early to mid-summer
- Height: up to 3 to 4 ft
- Habitat: Open, dry to moist sites. Appreciates good drainage
- Stratification: short - if any. Germinates easily with average spring temperatures.
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