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Asclepias Speciosa

Botanical Name:

Asclepias speciosa

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Sun
6+ hours of direct sun per day
Soil
Can grow in course, medium, and fine soils.
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Plant Type

Perennials, Herb/Forb, Herb

Lifespan

Perennial

Plant Height

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Fruit

Pods 3-4 in (7 ½-10 cm) long. Erect, with hair covering entire pod.

Benefits
Attracts

Butterflies

Hummingbirds

Warning

This is one of the least toxic of the milkweeds. There are even recipes for preparing this species as a vegetable, but the plants should be positively identified as some of the milkweeds are highly poisonous, and eating them can result in death.

Taxonomy

Order

Gentianales

Family

Asclepiadaceae

Genus

Asclepias

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