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Asclepias speciosa, Showy Milkweed Seed Balls

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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.

Ecology

  • Host plant for the Monarch Butterfly
  • Full sun 
  • Zone 3-9
  • Dry to moist soils
  • Upland
  • 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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Native to: Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

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