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SHOWY MILKWEED

#2398 | Asclepias speciosa

SHOWY MILKWEED

#2398 | Asclepias speciosa

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Summary

Showy milkweed is a native herbaceous perennial from widespread rhizomes, which produces stems that grow to 1½ to 5 ft tall in summer. Showy milkweed grows in well-drained soil in full or nearly full sun, in pastures, meadows, forest clearings, untilled fields, roadsides and ditch banks.

Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Plant Characteristics

Height
36" - 66"
Bloom Period
Early-Summer
Bloom Color
Pink
Leaf Color
Green
Growing Cycle
Perennial
Growth Habit
Rhizomatous
Sun Requirement
Full Sun, Shade, Partial Sun

Plant Information

Planting Season
Fall
Plant Depth
0.25" - 0.5"
Minimum Soil Temp for Germination
65° F
Establishment
Hard

Seed Information

Seeds Per Pound
72,000
Kingdom
Plantae
Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
Super Division
Spermatophyta
Division
Magnoliophyta
Class
Magnoliopsida
Subclass
Asteridae
Order
Gentianales
Family
Asclepiadaceae
Genus
Asclepias
Species
Asclepias speciosa

Coverage Area & Available Sizes

COVERAGE: 3 oz per 1000 sq feet

AVAILABLE SIZES:

Applications

Landscaping

Attractive in mass plantings as well as in species mixes

Pollinator Beneficial Plants

Larval host for Monarchs, and nectar source for pollinators

Conservation, Reclamation & Restoration

Roadside

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