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Showy Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa

Plant Description

The favorite plant of monarch butterflies; this perennial plant produces large showy clusters of pink flowers; the leaves are covered with wooly hairs; seed pods hold seeds with long white hairs; blooms late spring to mid summer. Beautiful scent, 2-tiered flower with pink petals in summer. Essential host for Monarch butterfly.

Plant Details

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Shade Preference
Mature Height 2-3'
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