Asclepias speciosa, Showy Milkweed

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Frosty white buds open to form a dome of fragrant, clove-scented, pale pink stars in summer through fall. Its seed pods are entertaining, too - 4" long upright fuzzy, pointed pods filled with cottony seeds. Remove them before they open if you don't want a lot of babies (Asclepias speciosa, that is). All in all, this is a shockingly ornamental Willamette Valley native!  2-6 feet tall...2-3 feet wide...and can spread via underground rhizomes as well as sure to give this plant room to romp!

Monarch Butterflies use this plant as a nectar source AND host plant for their larvae! Many other pollinators use this plant as a nectar source, too: honeybees, moths, hummingbirds, and lots of other butterflies. This is a pollinator-friendly plant par excellence!

If you want to learn more about milkweeds, visit the Project Milkweed page at the Xerces Society.

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