Showy Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa

This Western North American native lives up to its name with big orbs of star-shaped violet-pink flowers. An easy care plant that is tolerant of a variety of situations, from poor, dry soils to moist areas. A more manageable garden plant than common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). An herbaceous perennial.

Height: 1-3′
Spread: 1-1 1/2′
Exposure: Full sun

Information and photo courtesy of Monrovia growers