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Asclepias purpurascens
Common Name: Purple Milkweed Family: Asclepiadaceae (The Milkweed Family)

This lovely eastern North American native has intriguing clusters of rose pink flowers in early summer. This is a non-invasive, easy to grow, hardy perennial that can successfully take on wet and dry soils alike. Attractive to butterflies. Deer resistant.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Rocky open woods, glades, prairies, stream banks, wet meadows and valleys, streamsides, thickets and roadsides.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourPink
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom Colour
Height2-4' Bloom TimeSummer
Spread12-24" FragranceNo
Light ExposureSun Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Dry Drought Tolerant Stem Colour
Hardiness3-9 BerriesYes
BC NativeNo

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