Bloom Time: May-June
Bloom Color: Pinkish Purple
Dry to Medium soil
Planting depth: 1/4"
Native Range: Western North America
Showy flower with leaves being food source for Monarch caterpillars while flowers are nectar source for Hummingbirds and many pollinators
*Seeds need to be Stratified for minimum 30 days.
If you live in a colder climate plant in Fall so seeds overwinter in cold weather. If planting in Spring to Summer or mild winters you can stratify seeds in your refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Instructions on how to do this will be included with your purchase.
Asclepias speciosa (Showy Milkweed) is a rough, weedy perennial which commonly occurs on dry slopes, open woodland areas, roadsides, and along streams in western North America. It 3" clusters of fragrant, pinkish-white to pinkish-purple, star-like flowers appear over a long bloom period from late spring well into summer.
Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Drought tolerant. Does well in poor, dryish, gravelly soils. Easily grown from seed, and may self-seed in the landscape if seed pods are not removed prior to splitting open. Once established, it is best to leave plants undisturbed because they develop deep taproots which make transplanting difficult.
Native plant seeds in general do not have very high germination rates. Plant a few seeds per 1 plant desired
approx 10 -15 seeds
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