Asclepias speciosa

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Common Names:
Showy Milkweed
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Range:
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Sun:
Full Sun
Height: 1.5'-6'
Width: 1'-1.5'
Drought Tolerent
USDA Zones:
3-9
Plant Type: Herbaceous Perennial
Bloom Time: Late Spring, Summer
Seeds:
No cold stratification or other pre-treatment needed
Seeds need light to germinate
Direct Sow: in Fall or Spring
Plant 1/8"-1/4" deep, 18" apart
Indoors: Start mid February, Plant 1/8"-1/4" deep
Transplant after danger of frost has passed with at least 2 sets of true leaves.
Germination: 10-20 days
Host Plant for:
Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus)
Queen Butterfly (Danaus gilippus)
Milkweed bugs (Oncopeltus fasciatus)
Red milkweed beetles (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus)
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