Showy Milkweed - Seeds

Asclepias speciosa

Showy Milkweed is native to western and central North America (including BC’s Okanagan region). This particular species is favoured by Monarch caterpillars after hatching and is at the centre of Monarch butterfly conservation efforts. The flowers also attract many other butterfly species, including bees, hummingbirds, and many other pollinators. It grows up to 36″ tall and is deer resistant. Plant in containers in urban areas as the plant self-seeds and spreads aggressively through rhizomes.


Sow indoors late February to the end of March and transplant or direct sow towards late April. Seeds should sprout in 7-35 days. Barely cover the small seeds using sterilized seed starting mix. Space transplants 30-60cm (12-24″) apart.


Availability: 6 in stock


Asclepias speciosa

Shopping Cart