Asclepias syriaca

Common name: Common Milkweed

Native plant

One of the most durable and underrated of the Asclepias genus. The fragrance of the flowers alone makes this one of the must-haves for a garden that can spare a little space, not to mention that it seems to be one of the most visited by our favorite pollinators and other insects. It can handle bad soil conditions of all types as long as it is not too wet. We recommend that you plant only a handful at most because it may "run" on the unsuspecting gardener.  Host for the Monarch caterpillar as well as many other pollinators.

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Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

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Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Late Spring

Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant, New Construction, Road-side/Salt Tolerant

Habitat

Prairie Grasslands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate

Fast

Flower color

Pink

Fall color

Yellow

Size

Mature height
4 Feet
Mature width
1 Feet
Max height
5 Feet
Max width
4 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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