Photo Courtesy of Heritage Seedlings

Asclepias speciosa (Showy Milkweed)

Sweetly fragrant pink star-shaped flowers are formed spherically on centres that turn into long seed pods atop long stems with large green leaves. Moderate growth rate.

Hosts Monarch (Milkweed) larvae.

Blooms late spring
1-3 ft tall x 1-1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies
Moderate salt tolerance
Drought tolerant
Resistant to deer


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture Low Moisture
Native to Native