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

Asclepias purpurascens
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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:
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 
Hardiness Zone3-9  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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