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Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed
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Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed
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Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed
Photo by Sonja Wilcomer

Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed
Photo by Sonja Wilcomer

Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed
Photo by Anya Crane

Asclepias speciosa - Showy Milkweed
Photo by Anya Crane

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Botanic Name: Asclepias speciosa
Common Name: Showy Milkweed
Size: 2'h x spreadsw
Sun: Sun-Part Shade
H20: Occ.H2O/dry
Attracts Butterflies
Type: both
Deer Resistant
Resistance: high
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Showy Milkweed is found in many habitats throughout California. The large oval leaves are a fuzzy grey-green, held on four foot stalks topped with a rose-pink flower cluster. A dramatic plant for the back of a flower bed, as well as an indispensable plant for the wildlife gardener, attracting Monarch butterflies as well as many other beneficial insects. Winter dormant.

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