Purple milkweed

plant profile

Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens) looks similar to Common Milkweed but the flower color is a rich red-purple color compared to the soft gray-pink of Common Milkweed. he leaves are big, around 6-8 inches and they taper to a point at both ends. The mid-vein in the leaves is tinted with the same color as the flower.


Plant Type: Perennial

Mature Size: 2 – 3 feet

Roots: Taproot

Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Time: July – July

Soil Type: Clay, Loam and Sand

Soil Texture: Well Drained

Water Needs: Low to Average

Maintenance: Low