Showy Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa

plant type:
forb
lifecycle:
perennial
growing season:
warm

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Clay
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:
Alkaline

Location

Min elevation:
4000
Max elevation:
8000
Counties: 
Apache
Coconino
Greenlee
Navajo

Reproduction & Growth

Germination Requirements: 
3 month cold stratification will enhance germination

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
ColdDisturbanceFireRiparian
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Drought resilienceErosion controlPollinator habitat

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Commonly available
Citations: