Joy Creek Nursery

009-019D4   Asclepias speciosa Columbia River Form  

Asclepias speciosa Columbia River Form
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Seed-raised from a plant collected in the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier, this milkweed differs from the California collection we grow which turns gray black and goes dormant after setting seed. Tall and upright, this is a haven for pollinators both as a habitat and for the nectar of the flowers. Monarch butterflies and swallow-tails float above the pink and white flowers to the accompaniment of buzzing bees. The felted foliage turns from green to silver gray as it matures. Like many natives, this wants to spread. Give it room and enjoy the show.

Summer.  4 ft. x spreading

Soft Pink flowers

Sun     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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