Showy Milkweed is native to most of the central and western United States. It can be found along ditches and roads as well as in moist sites of meadows and fields. Plants grow to 40 inches tall and have large, round clusters of pink flowers. Showy Milkweed is a host plant for monarchs, and the nectar is utilized by many pollinators. Plants are rhizomatous and can spread aggressively. Recommended for pollinator and monarch conservation as well as rain gardens and bioswales.
Seeds can have high dormancy. Provide cold stratification for 30 days prior to seeding in spring, or plant in late fall.