Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa). Large clusters of pink and white flowers on deep green architectural stems that reach 5 feet tall. A striking backdrop for smaller wildflowers. Showy Milkweed is a critical host plant for the Monarch butterfly in the Central and Western US. A striking US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.
Plant outdoors Fall. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the second year.
• A perennial
• Native to Central and Western US
• full sun and well-draining
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Fall, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9
Showy Milkweed is native to the following states:
Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.