Asclepias purpurascens - Purple Milkweed
Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens) is similar to the Common Milkweed in flower and leaf shape, but is more compact and colorful. Its sweetly-scented one to three spherical clusters of purple flowers bloom in the early summer. The flowers are stiffer and extend slightly further from the leaves than the Common Milkweed. Purple Milkweed is much sought-after and is not difficult to germinate to a juvenile plant, but getting it to last more than one season, bloom, and set seeds can be a challenge as this plant is very sensitive to its environment.
Soil Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height: 3' - 4'
Spread: 1' - 2'
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: June, July
Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbird, Pollinators
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