Full sun to part shade
This large monarch host plant is a must-have for any butterfly garden!
Water Requirements: Moderate, regular watering. Drought tolerant once established. Avoid overwatering and soggy soil.
Soil: Sandy, well-draining soil.
Growth Rate: Moderate
Temperature: Thrives in hot weather, but will quickly rebound from freezes.
Pruning: Requires regular pruning to keep it from being unsightly.
Toxicity: All parts are highly toxic to people and pets. Wear gloves when handling to avoid contact with irritant sap.
Features: Hardy larval host plant for Monarch butterflies!
Tips: Due to its larger size, consider adding Giant Milkweed to the back of a butterfly garden.
Not salt tolerant
Not Cold Tolerant
Moderate Growth Rate
Part sun to part shade
10' – 15'