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Milkweed Purple Local Eco #1

SKU: 46407

A wonderful selection for attracting butterflies to garden beds and rain gardens; this upright selection features clusters of rosy-pink, fragrant flowers and green narrow foliage; a compact variety that is easy to grow, needing little to no maintenance

$24.00

4 in stock

Purple Milkweed has pink domed flowers with rose overtones at the ends of the stems from late spring to mid summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain grayish green in color throughout the season. More compact and colorful, it also spreads much less aggressively than other milkweed varieties.

It is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition. This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It is a necessary food source for Monarch caterpillars.

Additional information

Dimensions 12-36 × 24-36 in
Botanical Name

Asclepias purpurascens

Height

24-36"

Width

12-36"

Deer Resistance

Y

Attracts Pollinators

Y

Photo Credit

Allendan Seed Company

Ted Lare Garden Center

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