Showy, Asclepias (Butterfly Weed)
Botanical NameAsclepias speciosa
Additional CharacteristicsAttracts Pollinators, Deer Resistant
Seeds Per Gram159
Seeds Per Pound72,000
Seeds Per Ounce4,500
Growing ConditionsContainer Friendly
Days To Maturity (# Days)100
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