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Speciosa Asclepias Plant

Your price: $13.26
  • - Showy Milkweed
  • - Height: 2-4 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-8
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July-September
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Speciosa Speciosa Plant
Plant Features

Asclepias Speciosa offers flowers that are pink to purple and grow in large, umbrella-shaped clusters at the top of the stems. The leaves are large, oval-shaped, and slightly hairy. Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, among other pollinators, find the flowers very appealing. Speciosa produces large, elongated seed pods that can be up to 5 inches long, making them one of its most distinctive characteristics. When they reach maturity, the pods split open, dispersing hundreds of silky seeds into the wind.

Speciosa Asclepias Plant Care Instructions: Keep the plant well-watered for the first 3-4 weeks after transplanting. After that, only water if the plant starts looking droopy. Deadheading the first flush of flowers promotes additional blooms. If you don't want the plant to self-seed, remove all flowers once they are finished blooming. Plants can be cut back to the ground once they drop their leaves. Spring is a good time to fertilize.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Wet
Tolerates Clay soil, Sandy soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 1-2 feet
Habit Upright
Flower Color Red, White
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Pollinator Garden, Prairie Garden, Woodland Garden
Plant Used for Educational Value
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly No
Plant Type Open-Pollinated