Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens)

Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens)

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Binomial

Asclepias purpurascens

Purple milkweed is similar to common milkweed in flower color and leaf shape, but is more compact and colorful and doesn't spread as much.

In addition to being a host plant for the monarch butterfly, many other butterflies and bees will visit. It's bitter taste makes it fairly deer and rabbit resistant.

Uses: pollinators, host plant, hummingbirds
Bloom time: May - June

Height: 2 to 4 feet
Space: 1.5 to 2 feet

Sun: Sun to medium shade
Moisture: Dry to average

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