Asclepias eriocarpa

Asclepiadaceae

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Occasional water

Form

Perennial

Height

3 feet

Flower color

White

Bloom time

Summer

Showy milkweed grows in clumps of unbranched stalks topped with large clusters of fragrant white flowers. The leaves are large, felty and gray. The plants spread by their roots, but gophers keep them in check. In coastal climates the stalks may turn black from mildew before dying back.

Habitat Fields, roadsides