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Asclepias syriaca

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: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
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Plant Characteristics


Attributes
• Drought Tolerant
• Fall Color
• Fragrant Flower
Attracts Wildlife
• Attracts Butterflies
Critter Resistance
• Deer Resistant
Plant Habit
• Upright
Light Conditions
• Sun
Flower Color
• Purple
Flower Hue
• Light
Flower Height
• 3' to 4'
Flower Type
• Umbel
Foliage Color
• Green
Leaf Texture
• Coarse
Growth Rate
• Fast
Origin
• Greater Midwest

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