Asclepias | Milkweed

Zones 3-9 | | Blooming Late Spring - Summer

Planting Milkweed (Asclepias) is essential to creating a habitat for the beloved Monarch butterfly's survival, as they are the only plants on which Monarch caterpillars will feed. Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa), Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) are considered the best varieties for an ornamental garden. Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) and Common Milkweed (Asclepias syrica) are easy to grow, spreading by underground roots, and are best planted in peripheral areas of the landscape, where "weediness" won't be a problem.

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  1. Starting at $9.99

    Sale: $8.99

    Per Plant - 2.5" deep pot

    Asclepias tuberosa (Orange Butterfly Weed) is a food source for Monarch butterfly caterpillars and very attractive to many varieties of butterflies. Perennial Plant Association Plant of The Year 2017. This long-lived wildflower also attracts hummingbirds. 15-18" tall x 15-18" wide.

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  2. $11.99

    Sale: $10.79

    Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed) is a gorgeous plant that produces purple/pink flower clusters that wildflower gardeners love and spreads quickly. This native perennial is a primary food source for the Monarch butterfly providing large leaves for caterpillars and big pink globe-like flowers that provide nectar for the adult butterflies. Planting it will help to support Monarch populations. Perennial. Learn More →
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    Per Plant - 5" deep pot

    Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens) is a rare species of milkweed found in the Midwest and grown for its showy purple flowers. Spreading via rhizomes, it's best planted in unused areas and side yards where it can spread happily. Learn More →
  4. Starting at $13.99

    Sale: $12.59

    Per Plant - 5" deep pot

    Showy Pink Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) is an essential wildflower for supporting Monarch butterflies by providing food for caterpillars and nectar for the adult butterflies. 3-4 ft. tall x 3 ft. wide. Learn More →
  5. $10.99

    Sale: $9.89

    Rose Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a showy pink blooming asclepias species that is a food plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillers and a nectar source for adult butterflies. Also known as Swamp Milkweed, it grows best in moist or wet soils. Learn More →
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    Per Plant - 5" deep pot

    California Narrow Leaf Milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) is a western native species of Asclepias grown for its large white flowers and long, showy narrow leaves. Easy to grow in a wide range of soils, this variety is recommended for use in the West. Learn More →
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    Per Plant - 5" deep pot

    Davis Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa 'Davis') is an outstanding western form of this widespread species. 'Davis' Milkweed is grown for its vigor, showy silver-grey foliage, and large pink flower heads. Recommended for use in the West. Learn More →

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