Asclepias purpurascens


Common Name: purple milkweed
Plant Type:Herbaceous
Light (original): sun, part sun
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Sun
Height:2 to 4 feet
Width:2 feet
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:Prairie
Soil Type:moist to dry
Soil Moisture:Dry, Mesic
Seed Ripens:late summer
USDA Zones:3 to 9
Flower Colour:rose purple
Bloom Time:summer
Comments:Larval plants for monarchs. Good nectar plant.
Germination:Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Seed requires light to germinate.
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Picture Copyright: William C. Taylor @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln, NE.