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Asclepias purpurascens

Common name: Purple Milkweed

Native plant

A smaller version of the Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) with slightly darker purple flowers, this milkweed is a great choice for hosting pollinators while offering a bit more of a showy display.  It is drought tolerant once established, but will require extra water if placed in full sun.  It is a host for Monarch caterpillars as well as many other pollinators that include butterflies, moths, and bees.

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Per unit for pint growing method $5
Flats $63

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Summer

Urban environment

Road-side/Salt Tolerant

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands, Savannas

Growth form

Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate

Moderate

Flower color

Light Purple

Fall color

None

Size

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
2 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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