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Milkweed, Showy

Milkweed, Showy

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Asclepias speciosa

Sole food source for monarch butterfly caterpillars, with edible seedpods!

This North American native was nearly eradicated from ditch banks, putting stress on monarch butterflies (Idaho's State Insect!) who rely on it for food. Shoots, pods, silks, and flower buds are edible, with an asparagus-like flavor. Will spread slowly from roots. Open-pollinated.

For more information about growing this plant, visit the USDA plant guide.

Seeds grown by the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise, Idaho, Giving Ground Farm in Pocatello, Idaho, Winnower Farm in Dry Creek, Idaho, Quel Ranch in Garden City, Idaho and Montana Survival Seed in Florence, MT.

50 seeds.

Directions: Direct seed in fall for best results, or early spring, or plant into outdoor pots in fall and transplant in late spring.

Planting Depth

Seed Spacing

Days to Germination

Days to Maturity

⅛”

12-18”

varies

perennial