River Refuge Seed

Specializing in Wetland Restoration
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Asclepias speciosa                                                                            $225.00  /lb

SHOWY MILKWEED

TYPE: Perennial 


HEIGHTH: 1-4 feet


HABITAT: Well drained soil; moist or dry; full sun


SEEDING RATE: 7-12 lbs per acre with approximately 102,000 seeds per lb


STRATIFICATION: Requires 30-90 days of cold

A native forb that is commonly found in ditches alongside the road. Its rhizomatic roots and drought tolerance make it a good candidate for restoration projects. Best planted in the fall. 

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New milkweed growth 

emerges in the spring.

Showy milkweed is very important to the Monarch butterfly. Not only do they feed on the nectar but their larvae will only feed on milkweed plants.