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Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed (Seed)

Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed (Seed)

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  • Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed (Seed)
    • Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed (Seed)
    • Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed (Seed)

    Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed (Seed)

    Showy milkweed has large clusters of pink star-shaped flowers. Spreads by rhizomes. Asclepias is the only food source for the Monarch and Striated Queen caterpillar. Likes clay soil. Caution: all parts toxic.

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    Plant Characteristics
    Species NameAsclepias speciosa
    Common NameShowy Milkweed
    Plant TypePerennials
    Height by Width4ft. x 10ft.
    Flower ColorPink, Magenta, Rose
    Flowering MonthsMay, June, July, August, September
    Sun ExposureInland-Sun
    Water RequirementLow
    Soil TypeClay, slow draining
    Sowing SeasonSpring/Summer
    Sowing Difficulty Level*Easy
    Seeds Per Packet160

    * Sowing difficulty levels:
    • Easy: Sow in-ground or in pots with simple or no pretreatment
    • Moderate: Sow in-ground or in pots with pretreatment; may produce staggered germination
    • Difficult: Sow in pots with pretreatment and stratification; may produce staggered germination
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