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Davis Showy Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa 'Davis'
SKU: HC017923
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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.
key features
Botanical Name
Asclepias speciosa 'Davis'
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Squirrel Resistant, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes
Soil Moisture
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
30" tall
Bloom Time
Early to mid summer


Davis Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa 'Davis') is a handsome milkweed with large silver-gray foliage and big pink flower heads that bloom in late spring. 'Davis' is a seed grown selection originating in northern CA, making it an excellent choice for Western gardeners. A clumping plant, it stays in place and makes a fine addition to the perennial border. Watch for Monarch caterpillars on the foliage (no spraying) and adults sipping nectar from the flowers. 'Davis' Milkweed makes a fine companion for other native wildflowers like Sundrops (Calylophus), Prairie Phlox (Phlox nana) and Great Basin Sage (Salvia dorrii).

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