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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.


Cover photo: Credit Bureau of Land Management on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Secondary photo: Credit Dcrjsr on Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0)

Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)

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