Showy Milkweed – Asclepias speciosa
$200.00 – $500.00 bag
As a home for monarch butterflies, this perennial forb attracts quite the crowd of pollinators. The petals of the Showy Milkweed are a deep purple, pink and yellow and the horns extend out beyond the hood of the flower. The Showy Milkweed is grown in gardens, meadows, and native landscaping.
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Common Name: Showy Milkweed
Scientific Name: Asclepias speciosa
Light Requirements: Full
Bloom Period: June – August
Bloom Color: Purple
Mature Height: 4′
Soil Moisture: Medium to Dry
Seeding Rate: 15-20 lbs/acre
Planting Instructions: Site preparation is vital for allowing your seed to make clean contact with the soil, allowing for successful and uniform germination. Start with a clean, firm, weed-free seedbed to allow for uniform seed placement and an increased chance for faster establishment.
Every acre is different and our goal is to help you know what works best in your area. This 'Growing Regions' section showcases where this species works best. If you have any questions on product placement, feel free to contact our experts and we will help!