Asclepias purpurascens / Purple Milkweed

$12.00

A fragrant rose-purple milkweed with sweet-scented blooms. A magnet for pollinators. This uncommon species is native to lightly shaded edges and open woods. Deer resistant, non-aggressive. Read more on our blog.

Host for Monarch caterpillars, nectar source for many butterflies. This is a specialized, niche-adapted milkweed species. It is not easy to grow. If you are looking to feed Monarchs in a garden, consider one of the common, easy-to-grow species such as swamp milkweed or common milkweed.

WHEN IN STOCK, LIMITED QUANTITY, 2 PER CUSTOMER PLEASE.

Height: 3′    Blooms: June

Siting: Well-drained to moist soil, part sun to part shade. Tolerates full sun.

Deer Resistance: High

Provenance: NJ

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