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Showy Milkweed

PERENNIAL

Description

  • Appealing seed pods in the fall.
  • Deer resistant and drought tolerant.
  • Low maintenance native perennial.
  • Zones 3-9, sun, 3' tall x 1.5' wide at maturity.
Zone 3-9
Light sun
medium

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Hand-picked at our greenhouse

Shipped to your door

Arrives as young plant

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Description Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) lives up to the name with clusters of pink, star-shaped flowers! These spikey flowers are arranged in globular clusters, blooming on top of upright stems. If the looks weren't enticing enough, they're also filled with fragrance and nectar for pollinators. Showy Milkweed isn't quite as aggressive as others, making it easy to control in the garden! This native perennial is low maintenance, deer resistant, drought-tolerant, and easy to grow. Milkweed is ideal for meadow gardens, native plantings, and wildlife sanctuaries. Plant it in a sunny spot to support your local pollinators! Details Botanical name: Asclepias speciosa
Common name: Milkweed, Showy Milkweed
Zone: 3 - 9
Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun)
Height x width: 3' tall x 1.5' wide
Flower color: Pink
Foliage color: Green
Season of interest: Summer
Bloom time Summer
Features: Rare & unusual, rabbit resistant, drought tolerant, heat tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant, best for beginners
Uses: Accent, border, cottage gardening, erosion control or embankment, ground cover, massing, naturalizing, slopes, specimen, pollinator garden
How To Grow Soil: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-draining soils.
Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun)
Water: Dry to medium moisture
Spacing: 1-3 ft. apart
Fertilizing: It doesn't need consistent fertilizing. You can do a very light application the first summer after planting.
Winterizing: No specific care is needed.
Propagation & pruning: Because of a very deep taproot, moving or dividing is not recommended. No pruning is needed.

Customer Reviews

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L
L.S. (New York)
Really sad by these purchases

Of the original 9 plants I ordered I have two plants replaced twice - of those 2 only 1/2
Of the plant is doing well. Of the other 7 most have died after a very very brief time. I am submitting another request for exchange of flowers now.

Hello! We're so sorry to hear that you're having trouble with your plants. Our customer service team is always here to help. Their email is claims@greatgardenplants.com. Happy Gardening!

D
D. (Arizona)

The plants I was sent were not showy milkweed but I did get replacement plants.

Hello! We apologize that you didn't receive the correct order. We're glad to hear that our customer service team was able to get replacements sent out to you. We hope that they thrive in your garden. Happy Gardening!

C
C.
I thought these would be great and easy to grow.

ordered two and they both died

Hello! We're so sorry to hear about your milkweed. Rest assured, we do have a 60 day guarantee on all of our plants. Please email pictures of any plant(s) in question to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!

J
J.M. (North Carolina)
Showy milkweed

It was the only plant i purchased that died.

Hello! We're so sorry to hear about your milkweed! Rest assured, we do have a 60 day guarantee on all of our plants. Please email pictures of any plant(s) in question to claims@greatgardenplants.com, making sure to put your order number and name in the subject line so that we may provide the best assistance possible. If you received your plants within that timeframe, we will be happy to apply your warranty once we receive the pictures. Happy Gardening!

I
I.T. (Texas)
Arrived puny, not growing in hest

Unfortunately these arrived very small and spindly and I think the lack of robustness plus the hot summer is slowing them down and making them suffer.

Hello! Thank you for your feedback. As mentioned on our website we do ship young plants with established root systems. It is hard to say for certain why you are not seeing growth as quickly as you'd like since many factors like weather, soil type, watering, and fertilizing all play a role. Perhaps you're familiar with the old saying about plants: first year sleep, second year creep, third year leap. This applies to plants in the garden center as well as plants you purchase online. They generally spend their first year growing roots in their new home, the second year they have more energy to put into growth, and the third year, they are growing and flowering vigorously. With proper care, you will see growth in time. Happy Gardening!