HEIGHT: 1 - 4 feet
HABITAT: Well drained soil; moist or dry; full sun
SEEDING RATE: 7-12 lbs per acre with approximately 102,000 seeds per lb
STRATIFICATION: Requires 30-90 days of cold
This herbaceous perennial is commonly found in ditches alongside the road. Its rhizomatic roots and drought tolerance make it a good candidate for restoration projects. Showy milkweed is very important to the Monarch butterfly. Not only do they feed on the nectar but their larvae will only feed on milkweed plants.
Planting instructions: For general ground prep (click here). Best planted in the fall. Plant no more than 1/4 inch deep.