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
  • Attracts pollinators
  • Fragrant
  • Native to the Okanagan
  • Spreader/self-seeder (Spreader)

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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