The Native Plant Store is Now Open Here

  • This page will remain accessible as a library page until I have all 200+ species profiles added to the new store software
  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.

~ Asclepias speciosa, Showy Milkweed

Asclepias speciosa

Showy Milkweed

  • Average to dry soils
  • Full Sun
  • 36” to 48” tall, 24” wide, spreading slowly to form a patch
  • Summer bloom
  • Native from Manitoba west. Beginner friendly, thrives in meadow and dry meadow ecosystems. 
  • Spreads more slowly than Common Milkweed

New to me, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery 

A visually striking member of the Milkweed family, the historical range of this one doesn’t extend to Ontario, extending roughly from the Mississippi west. Similar to common Milkweed, with somewhat more pronounced star shapes to their blooms and a tendency to spread a bit more slowly, which might be appropriate for some garden settings.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photo by Matt Lavin and Matt Lavin via Wikimedia Commons

Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality