Asclepias speciosa
Plants of the Southwest

Asclepias speciosa

Showy Milkweed

Showy Milkweed is a hardy 2-3 ft. perennial. The largest wild milkweed, with 3" round clusters of showy, pink flowers in summer. Attracts monarch and other butterflies. Can be invasive in damp areas. Sow in fall or cold stratify 1-2 months and sow in spring. Zones 3-7.

    Zones, Sun & Water Needs: 34567


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