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Purple Milkweed

Asclepias purpurascens
SKU: HC013950
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
No longer available this season.
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. Only one per customer, please.
key features
Botanical Name
Asclepias purpurascens
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Erosion Control
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer


Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens) is a rare and showy Milkweed species. This Mid-western wildflower is a host plant for Monarch populations in the middle portion of the US. A robust grower, Purple Milkweed does well in most any soil and appreciates moisture. Spreading by underground rhizomes, Purple Milkweed is best grown in unused areas of your yard, along ditch banks and fences where it can spread without overrunning other perennials. Good companion plants include Helianthus (perennial Sunflower) and Beebalm (Monarda).
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