Showy Milkweed

Common name Showy Milkweed
Latin name Asclepias speciosa
Type Perennial
Height 36"
Spread 24" Spreader
Light & Water
Full sun:
Full sun:
Zone 3
Bloom month June
Bloom colour Light pink
Foliage colour Grey green
Foliage categories Green
Features
  • Attracts pollinators
  • Fragrant
  • Native to the Okanagan
  • Spreader/self-seeder (Spreader)
Notes

Important larval food for Monarch butterfly. Found mostly in moist areas but grows well in the dry. Self seeds profusely. Sticky sap. Deer proof. Good dried seed pod.

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