Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed)
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Asclepias syriaca (NGN)

Common Milkweed

This common milkweed is easily grown and can spread rapidly if seedpods are left to open. Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae (caterpillars).
Height: 3-4 ft
Width: 8-12 in
Soil Conditions: Dry
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Time: June,July,August,September
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
ITEM # CROP IMAGE SIZE CURRENT AVAIL
22487.38 38 Flat 0
22487.PT 10 Flat 0
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Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Fall Color
Fragrant Flower
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Plant Habit
Upright
Light Conditions
Sun
Native Plant Community
Dry Prairie
Mesic Prairie
Flower Color
Purple
Flower Hue
Light
Flower Height
6" to 8"
Flower Type
Umbel
Foliage Color
Green
Leaf Texture
Coarse
Flower Size
2"
Growth Rate
Fast

Possible Substitution Plants

Liatris ligulistylis