Showy Milkweed Seeds (Asclepias speciosa)
The only native host plant for monarch butterflies west of the Cascade Mountains!
Showy milkweed’s thick fleshy stems and leaves make it a unique addition to any landscape, and the large, showy, globe-like pink flowers attract clouds of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. In the Northwest, showy milkweed does best in open sunny habitats with moist, fertile soils, and low competition from taller plants.
While monarch butterfly numbers have declined by more than 80% over the past 20 years, the past few years have seen regular reports of them appearing in cities like Portland. This plant is critical to their survival in our region!
Approximately 150 seeds per packet. (1.1 grams).