Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens)

Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens)


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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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