Asclepias speciosa


A select few of these perennials and shrubs are grown as garden plants. Their brightly-colored, unusually shaped flowers attract butterflies and make excellent cut flowers. Blooms become large, pointed seed pods that are used in dried flower arrangements. Mature pods split open, exposing seeds tufted with silky hairs. Start by seed or root cuttings. Easy to grow in full sun.
Asclepias speciosa, Milkweed
Excellent for meadow or prairie gardens, this native American wildflower has large, woolly, greenish gray leaves. Plant in irregular masses or drifts for a natural effect.

Attributes - Asclepias speciosa

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Late Spring through Late Summer

Flower Color: Pink

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 2 ft. to 3 ft.

Width: 2 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Long Blooming, Poisonous.

Related Plants

Asclepias tuberosa, Asclepias tuberosa 'Gay Butterflies'
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