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.

Limited availability.

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Pricing

Pricing information for
Per unit for pint growing method $5
Flats $63

Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic, Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Bloom period

Summer

Environment

Road-side/salt tolerant

General information

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
2 Feet
Growth rate
Moderate
Flower color
Light Purple

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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