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Butterfly Milkweed SHOWY MILKWEED Perennial Host Plant

Monarch Butterfly 50 Seeds

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Milkweed, Showy:  (Asclepias speciosa)

  • Showy Milkweed is native to most of the central and western United States.
  • It can be found along ditches and roads as well as in moist sites of meadows and fields.
  • Plants grow to 40 inches tall and have large, round clusters of pink flowers.
  • Showy Milkweed is a host plant for monarchs, and the nectar is utilized by many pollinators.
  • Plants are rhizomatous and can spread aggressively. Recommended for pollinator and monarch conservation as well as rain gardens and bioswales.
  • Similar to Common Milkweed in looks, Showy Milkweed has soft, pastel pink flower clusters with longer petals.
  • This sun-loving asclepias grows well in dry, fast-draining soil and requires little supplemental water once established.
  • A prolific and important nectar source for Monarch butterflies, bees, and other beneficial bugs.
  • Re-seeds readily. (Asclepias specios)
  • Perennial – blooms appear in the second season and will reappear for many years to come. 48" tall. Showy Milkweed, like all asclepias, is an indispensable plant for Monarch butterflies, offering up the only food source for caterpillars and plenty of nectar for butterflies. A vigorous spreader, plant this low-maintenance variety in an area where it can naturalize and become a haven for local pollinators passing through your garden. Thrives in full sun, fast-draining soil, and doesn’t require supplemental watering once established in your garden. Showy Milkweed requires a cold period in order to germinate and is best planted in the fall or forced into cold stratification for spring seeding.




  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Asclepias speciosa
  • COLOR(S) : Pink
  • SEED TYPE: Perennial
  • SUN: Full Sun
  • MOISTURE : Moderate, Moist
  • HEIGHT (IN.): 24-40
  • BLOOM PERIOD: Summer

Butterfly SHOWY MILKWEED Perennial Monarch Host SUMMER/FALL Planting 50 Seeds

SKU: 409
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