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- Large Seed Pods,
- Large Foliage,
- Monarch Butterflies Love It
(Milkweed) Native Asclepias speciosa is a must-have perennial for attracting Monarch Butterflies to your garden. Showy Milkweed is a hardy perennial in zones 3-8, often found in fields or along creek banks. Standing 2-4 feet tall, Showy Milkweed features a sparingly branched plant with large leaves that are a perfect place for Monarch Butterflies to lay their eggs. Mid-summer light pink blooms appear followed by large seedpods in the fall. Planted in full sun Asclepias speciosa can acclimate in moist to dry locations. Milkweed is needed for the Monarch Butterfly to continue the circle of life. The leaves serve as a place for the Monarch Butterfly to lay their eggs. As the eggs hatch, the leaves become the food source for the caterpillars to grow and feed on. Plant a variety of Milkweed for a colorful oasis for the Monarch Butterfly.
Common Name: Milkweed
Plant Type: Perennial
Brand: PROVEN SELECTIONS®
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8What is my zone?
Max Height: 24 – 48 Inches
Max Spread: 24 – 48 Inches
Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions: Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Flower Color: Pink Shades, White Shades
Soil Moisture Needs: Dry, Moderate, Moist
Attributes: Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant