|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
|Plant Height:||12 - 48 inches|
|Plant Spread:||12 - 18 inches|
|Leaves:||Other: Velvety, broad-oblong to broad-ovate, gray-green leaves (to 8" long) with conspicuous veining..
Other: Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae (caterpillars).
|Flower Color:||Other: Pinkish-white to pinkish-purple, Purplish rose
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Flower Time:||Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
|Toxicity:||Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
|Propagation: Seeds:||Provide light
Stratify seeds: 3 months at 40 degrees
Suitable for wintersowing
Other info: Easily grown from seed, and may self-seed in the landscape if seed pods are not removed prior to splitting open.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Division
|Pollinators:||Moths and Butterflies
|Containers:||Not suitable for containers
|Posted by imabirdnut (North Texas - Zone 7b) on Sep 14, 2012 8:09 AM
Good nectar source for hummingbirds as well as butterflies
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|Posted by KFredenburg (Black Hills, SD - Zone 5a) on Jun 18, 2020 6:49 PM
There are recipes for preparing this species as a vegetable, but the plant should be positively identified before eating, as some Milkweeds are highly poisonous, and eating them can result in death.
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|MunchkinsMom||On July 2, 2016||Miscellaneous Event
Starting to bud
|MunchkinsMom||On October 26, 2015||Transplanted
Small Bed, Fair Oaks Nursery 4" pot $5.99
|lovesblooms||On March 1, 2020||Seeds sown
|lovesblooms||On March 3, 2018||Seeds sown
|lovesblooms||On February 4, 2017||Seeds sown
|lovesblooms||On March 11, 2016||Seeds germinated|
|lovesblooms||On March 5, 2016||Seeds sown
|dave||On March 16, 2017||Seeds sown|
|dave||On January 29, 2017||Maintenance performed
Placed in moist paper towel in a ziplock bag and placed in the fridge.
|ricelg||On January 3, 2018||Obtained plant
Placed seeds on paper towel moistened with distilled water and sealed in Ziploc bag in refrigerator
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