Common Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

Common Milkweed is the plant that comes to mind for many of us, when we hear the word "milkweed." This plant thrives in almost any well-drained soil, and produces a profusion of lavender to pink flowers in midsummer. The extremely fragrant blooms …

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SKU
31270-03 / 11270
Plants 3" Pots
1-4 $5.99 ea.
5-10 $4.99 ea.
11-31 $3.99 ea.
32+ $2.99 ea.
Seeds 4,000 seeds/oz
1/4 Oz $12.00
1/2 Oz $18.00
Oz $30.00
Lb $450.00
Cultural Details
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil Moisture Dry, Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial
Height 2' - 4'
Bloom Color Lavender, Pink
Bloom Time June, July, Aug
Spacing 1'
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Root Type Rhizome
Benefits Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators, Hummingbirds, Host Plant
Seeds per Oz 4000
Propagation Treatment Moist Stratification
Days to Moist Stratify 10 days
Direct Sowing Time Spring, Early Summer, Fall

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is the plant that comes to mind for many of us, when we hear the word "milkweed." This plant thrives in almost any well-drained soil, and produces a profusion of lavender to pink flowers in midsummer. The extremely fragrant blooms attract and benefit many pollinators. This is one of the easiest and fastest to establish of the milkweeds, as it spreads rapidly by rhizomes and grows readily from seed. Plant some today to help counter the increasing threats to the Monarch butterfly. Monarchs lay their eggs exclusively on plants in the Asclepias genus, otherwise known as milkweeds. You're sure to see Monarchs when you plant milkweeds.