Asclepias purpurascens, Purple Milkweed
A butterfly loving Missouri native perennial, Purple Milkweed, Asclepias purpurascens, delights all with its large flower clusters of deep rose pink to purple that appear in late spring through midsummer. Long, 6″ smooth seed pods which are full of silky-tailed seeds follow. Its seed pods are cherished as dried flowers. Purple Milkweed’s flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies, and its leaves are a tasty food source of Monarch butterfly caterpillars. It easily grows in average to poor soils in full sun. It can form large colonies by rhizomes and by reseeding. Rarely offered in nurseries.
Plant in full sun.
Offered in-house. Subject to availability.
IMPORTANT ONLINE ORDERING INFORMATION
Due to the overwhelming demand, Online Ordering is now closed. Please visit the nursery for your plant purchases.
IMPORTANT PREORDER INFORMATION – PREORDER IS NOW CLOSED – PREORDER PICKUP UPDATE
Thank your for placing preorders. Preorder is now closed. Some ordered plants are available now, many will be available early to mid April. If you have preordered:
1. When all your plants become available we will call you to schedule a pickup date.
2. Pickup instructions: as soon as you arrive on your scheduled pickup date call 314-707-2492. We will bring it to your car, or you may come in the nursery for pickup.
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