Asclepias speciosa

SHOWY MILKWEED

$245.00 /lb

TYPE:

Perennial flower

HEIGHT:

1 - 4 feet

HABITAT:

Well drained soil; moist or dry; full sun

WETLAND STATUS:

FAC

SEEDING RATE:

7-12 lbs per acre with approximately 102,000 seeds per lb

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: Use general ground prep method (click here).

Best planted in the fall since it requires 30-60 days of cold to break dormancy. Plant no more than 1/4 inch deep.