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Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed
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Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed
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Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed
Photo by Sonja Wilcomer

Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed
Photo by Sonja Wilcomer

Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed
Photo by Anya Crane

Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed
Photo by Anya Crane

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Botanic Name: Asclepias speciosa
Common Name: Showy Milkweed
Size: 2'h x spreadsw
Sun: Sun-Part Shade
H20: Occ.H2O/dry
Attracts Butterflies
Type: both
Deer Resistant
Resistance: high
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Description:
Showy Milkweed is found in many habitats throughout California. The large oval leaves are a fuzzy grey-green, held on four foot stalks topped with a rose-pink flower cluster. A dramatic plant for the back of a flower bed, as well as an indispensable plant for the wildlife gardener, attracting Monarch butterflies as well as many other beneficial insects. Winter dormant.

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This plant IS NOT LISTED on our most current availability list.
Call (650) 851-1668 to have your name added to the wait list. In instances where the plant is one we grow but is not in stock, we will inform you when it is next available.


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