Purple Milkweed Picture

Purple Milkweed
Asclepias purpurascens

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Wow! This rare milkweed produces deep purple domes of flowers in early summer, broad leaves up to 6” long, this species generally doesn’t produce seed pods but when it does they are nice & fat eventually splitting to release parachute-borne seeds, attracts butterflies, food plant for Monarch & Queen Butterfly caterpillars (Danaus plexippus & D. gilippus).

Average Moisture
Full Sun
3’ tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: Zone 5a-9b
Deer Resistant

Native Range: s. ME, s. ON to MN & SD, south to GA & ne. TX

Purple Milkweed 3.5 inch pot (for shipping in late spring) $9.50
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