Asclepias speciosa

Beautiful scent, 2-tiered flower with dusky rose petals in summer. Essential host for Monarch butterfly.

milkweed flowers

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

milkweed leaf
  • milkweed flowers
  • milkweed leaf

Plant Details

Habitat:
Oak woodland
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Wet Prairie
Mature Height:
2-3’
Shade Preference:
Full Sun,
Soil Tolerance:
Moderate moisture; tolerates seasonal flooding;showy milkweed is water loving (Narrow-leaved milkweed tolerates drier conditions than showy milkweed in general)
Special Uses:
Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Ornamental; Deer resistant