ASCLEPIAS speciosa Showy Milkweed

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It is an amazing horticulture plant for butterfly gardens. The star-liked pinkish flowers of Asclepias speciosa can attract your attention from a distance. It has grayish velvety appearance. Its native habitat ranges from sunny and dry to moist. Showy Milkweed is a self-fertile plant. It is used as a sweetener...
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It is an amazing horticulture plant for butterfly gardens. The star-liked pinkish flowers of Asclepias speciosa can attract your attention from a distance. It has grayish velvety appearance. Its native habitat ranges from sunny and dry to moist. Showy Milkweed is a self-fertile plant. It is used as a sweetener to make a sugary syrup. It can also be used to make chewing gum. However, it is poisonous in large amounts.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
0.5OZ 2,656 125
1OZ 5,313 250
1/4LB 21,250 1,000
1/2LB 42,500 2,000
1LB 85,000 4,000
5LB 425,000 20,000

Scientific name: Asclepias speciosa

Common name: Showy Milkweed

Plant type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Native range: Western North America

Full growth height: 2 to 6 feet

Width in across: 1 to 1.5 feet 

Exposure: Full sun

Blooming season: May to June

Flower: Showy

Pollinators: Bees, insects, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies)

Flower color: Purplish rose

Tolerate: Deer, drought

Water requirement: Dry to medium

Soil type: Clay, loam, sandy

Zones: 3 to 9

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