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Showy Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa

Pronunciation: as-KLE-pee-us spee-see-OH-suh
SKU #41563
3-9

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OVERVIEW
Description This Western North American native lives up to its name with big orbs of star-shaped violet-pink flowers. An easy care plant that is tolerant of a variety of situations, from poor, dry soils to moist areas. A more manageable garden plant than common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun
Watering Water occasionally for more vigorous growth
Blooms Late Spring
Mature Size Quickly reaches 1 to 3 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Upright
CARE
Care Plant in full sun and mulch heavily. Water well the first month to establish. Grows more vigorously is moist soil and near water, but can tolerate drought. Cut off seed pods if reseeding is not desired. Does not transplant well once established.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.