Please note that Showy Milkweed is not available for pre-order. Flowers will be available for purchase while supplies last at the Palouse Conservation District office on the day of the sale (Saturday, March 23, 2024 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.).
From Prairie Nursery:
Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) is similar in form to Common Milkweed but less aggressive, which makes it a more manageable plant in the garden. About 3 feet high, it features large oval leaves, and spikey pink flower clusters atop thick stems. The very fragrant blooms give way to prominent 2 – 3 inch long seed pods, and the leaves turn bright gold in the fall. Native to the western U.S. and upper Midwest, this milkweed tolerates a variety of soil types and conditions, and is very drought tolerant.
Showy Milkweed is a host plant for the Monarch butterfly, Queen butterfly, and the Milkweed Tussock Moth. All plants in the Asclepias genus, otherwise known as milkweeds, are host plants for the Monarch butterfly.
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