Asclepias speciosa, Showy Milkweed Seed Balls
Showy Milkweed is a critical host plant for the Monarch Butterfly in the Central and Western US. A tall plant reaching a height of 4- 6 ft has thick velvet leaves and large clusters of unique showy pink or purple blooms.
- Host plant for the Monarch Butterfly
- Full sun
- Zone 3-9
- Dry to moist soils
- Duration: Perennial
- Sow: Fall through Mid Winter
The fibers of the Showy Milkweed were used by the Native Americans to make ropes and nets.
A note about seed balls:
Seed balls, also known as seed bombs, protect the seeds from erosion, foraging, and many other factors. This protective property often results in a slower germination cycle. Wildflowers are also highly variable in their germination rates. Please be patient with your seed balls. If you placed them in a suitable location, soil, and climate, when the seeds are ready, they will grow!
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