Showy Milkweed (Asclepias giffordii)
Showy Milkweed (Asclepias giffordii)
Showy Milkweed (Asclepias giffordii)
Showy Milkweed Plant
Showy Milkweed Plant
Showy Milkweed Plant and Bumblebee
Showy Milkweed 3-pack
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Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa), 3-Pack

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An ideal host plant for the Monarch butterfly and “magnet” for pollinators, the Showy Milkweed is a unique milkweed plant to have in your garden due to its pink, star-shaped flowers and large leaves. Showy Milkweed plants are native in the western and midwestern US from California to Ohio.

Showy Milkweed spread through rhizomes, but don't grow as aggressively as their cousin, Common Milkweed. You likely will not see flowers during the first 1-2 years on this plant as it becomes established.

If you're looking for Monarch caterpillar food and are from the western US, this is the perfect choice of milkweed to have in your garden.

You will be purchasing 3, 3" plastic pots containing 3 well-rooted Showy Milkweed plants that were grown from seed with love from Minnesota.

Sun Requirements:  Full Sun (6 hours+)
Water Requirements: Medium to Medium-Dry Soil
Bloom Time: June-August
Plant Spacing:  1 Foot
Plant Estimated Height at Maturity: 3 Feet
USDA Planting Zones: 3-8

 

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