Asclepias speciosa (Showy Milkweed)

Asclepias speciosa (Showy Milkweed)

Family:  Apocynaceae
Zone: 4 - 9
Natural Range:  Pacific Northwest
Soil:  Average - dry, well drained
Light:  Part shade, sun
Height: 2' - 4'
Bloom Time:  June to August
Attracts:  Butterflies
Pest Resistance:  Deer, Rabbit
Attributes:  Deciduous. Summer blooming. Woolly gray green leaves. Up to 25 sweetly fragrant pinkish red and white blooms formed in round umbels.
Notes:  A beautiful floriferous plant for a butterfly garden and sunny perennial garden.  These will spread with underground rhizomes and should be given plenty of room to form large patches.
Companion plants: Euphorbia, Camassia, Iris, Alstroemeria
Asclepias speciosa (Showy Milkweed)

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