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Product Description

Purple Milkweed (Asclepias Purpurascens) has intense rose red - pink flowers for several weeks in early to mid summer, followed by the attractive pods of silky seeds typical of the genus. Blooms can hold for several months.  Insects, Bumble Bees and Monarch Butterflies are attracted to Purple Milkweed. 

Very tolerant of a wide variety of soils and light levels, it is easy to grow.  Tolerates shade, but blooms better in the sun. Prefers well drained but moist soil with some shade but does well in full sun with deep and regular watering.   

Average Height is 3-4 feet.

Sun Exposure Prairie, Savanna
Soil Moisture Mesic, Wet Mesic, Dry Mesic
Bloom Time Spring, Summer
June, July
Bloom Color Purple, Pink
Max Height 3 - 4 feet
Wetland Code FACU
Germ Code  C(30)
Seeds Per Packet  30
Seeds Per Ounce   4500


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