Botanical Name: Asclepias speciosa
Native: Mid-west to western US and Canada
Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 3-9
Plant Dimensions: 2’–4′ tall on average but may reach as tall as 6′; 18″ wide
Variety Information: Individual pink to white flowers ½” long, born in 4″–5″ clusters
Exposure: Full sun
Bloom Period: Summer
Attributes: Attracts Pollinators, Drought Tolerant, Deer Resistant
When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks before your average last frost date, or fall for spring germination.
When to Start Inside: 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date.
Days to Emerge: 14–28 days
Seed Depth: ¼”
Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12″–16″
Thinning: When 3″ tall, thin to 1 every 12″–16″