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Pollinator Friendly

Asclepias speciosa

Showy Milkweed
Native to areas west of the Mississippi, Showy Milkweed naturalizes along dry roadsides and is definitely a plant for the wild border. Broad ovate gray green leaves adorn 3-4' plants that bear showy pink tinted flower clusters attractive to a host of butterflies, bees and pollinators. It is a must have plant to attract Monarch butterflies.
Array Asclepias
Common Name Showy Milkweed
Hardiness Zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun
Seasonal Interest Summer, Fall
Season of Blooming Summer, Fall
Use Naturalizing, Massing
Special Attributes Pollinator Friendly, Butterfly Attracting, Deer Resistant, Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant, Drought Tolerant
Color Pink