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Showy Milkweed | The Good Seed Company


 
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Aka “Silkweed”, this tall, cold hardy perennial herb is a long valued medicinal. Grows up to 5 ft, with fragrant, showy pink flowers that are a prized butterfly food source and nice cut flower. Flower buds and young shoots are nutritious and tasty thanks to plant's long tap root which brings minerals and micro-nutrients up from the soil's depth. Fiber and seed floss are valued as cordage, paper and cloth resources, and flowers make good fabric dyes. Great in a naturalizing wildflower garden. Essential host plant and food source for Monarch butterfly. Prized permaculture, polyculture and homestead plant.

Additional Information
  • Latin Name: Asclepias speciosa
    Seed Count: 30
    Plant Cycle: Perennial
    Days to Germinate: 7-21
    Days to Harvest: 1-2 Yrs
    Seed Source: Ecologically Farmed, Open Pollinated, Safe Seed Pledge
    Planting Seasons: Spring and Fall
    Heirloom: Yes
    Cold Hardy: Yes
    Seed Saving Level: Easy
    Seed Storage : About 3-6+ years, when properly stored (cool, dry, dark)

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