Bloom Time: Summer
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-9
Name: Showy Milkweed
Scientific Name: Asclepias speciosa
Introducing Showy Milkweed, a remarkable native plant that graces your garden with its captivating beauty. This perennial thrives in USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9 and delights with its clusters of fragrant pinkish-purple blooms during the summer.
The Showy Milkweed's adaptability to full sun conditions makes it a versatile choice for any garden. With its striking foliage that turns yellow in the fall, it adds a touch of elegance to your landscape year-round.
This native plant is not only a visual delight but also a valuable resource for pollinators, especially the monarch butterfly. The leaves of the Showy Milkweed are the sole food source for monarch butterfly larvae, making it an essential addition to butterfly gardens. Additionally, this plant attracts other pollinators such as bees and hummingbirds, enhancing the biodiversity of your garden.
Fun Fact: Showy Milkweed produces a milky sap that contains toxic substances, which act as a defense mechanism against herbivores. However, monarch butterfly caterpillars have evolved the ability to detoxify these substances, allowing them to feed on the leaves without harm.
Bring the enchanting Showy Milkweed to your outdoor space and enjoy its low-maintenance beauty while supporting the survival of monarch butterflies and other pollinators.
Shop now and transform your garden into a haven for wildlife with Showy Milkweed.