Asclepias speciosa

SHOWY MILKWEED

$225.00 /lb

TYPE:  Perennial 

 

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. 

  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Instagram

 

26366 Gap Rd, Brownsville, OR 97327

RiverRefugeSeed@gmail.com   

541-466-5309