Showy milkweed, Asclepias speciosa seeds
Asclepias speciosa seeds. Showy milkweed. The seeds you will receive were hand collected by me in the location and year of your choice in the product opptions. The seeds have been stored dry at room temperature. Milkweed seed viability remains high for most of a decade. The one gram packets contain approximately 100 seeds of Asclepias speciosa.
Life Expectancy: Perennial
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 2-7 (-50ºF to 10ºF)
Light Requirement: Full sun.
Mature Height: 3 foot to 4 foot.
Bloom Colors: Pink with pale pink parts.
Propagation: Seed. Horizontal root rhizome with nodes.
Root Description: Clone forming rhizomes.
Root Spread: Indefinite spread via clone forming horizontal rhizomes.
Container: Temporary, while establishing root, about 16 months. 3 gal min.
pequeño Utah/2021 seeds are from a vast population of showy milkweed isolated within a highway interchange west of Salt Lake City Utah. The mature fruit (seed pods) were particularly interesting because they were pequeño (small). The average length of the pods was three inches compared to over four on your standard showy milkweed. I cannot guarantee the results will be reproduced on plants grown from these seeds but I hope they grow similar pods. I plan to have more information by fall 2024 as I grow them out myself!
Davis CA/2021 seeds are from a renowned milkweed gardener in California. .5 grams $10 has a 50 seed guarantee! If your packet contains less then 50 seeds, when opened, I guarantee delivery of another packet free. Davis showy milkweed are a variation on the straight species. Davis showy milkweed grows to sea level in California's central valley. The plant is prized for the silver-green foliage and soft appearance in the landscape. Highly recommended for the Bay Area and surrounding regions.