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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'
  • Width: 8" – 12"
  • Soil Conditions: Dry
  • Flower Color: Purple
  • Bloom Time: June, July, August, September
  • Hardiness Zone: 3 To 9
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  • Plant Characteristics

  • Attributes

    • Fall Color
    • Drought Tolerant
    • Fragrant Flower
  • Attracts Wildlife

    • Attracts Butterflies
  • Critter Resistance

    • Deer Resistant
  • Plant Habit

    • Upright
  • Light Conditions

    • Sun
  • Flower Color

    • Purple
  • Flower Hue

    • Light
  • Flower Type

    • Umbel
  • Flower Height

    • 3' to 4'
  • Foliage Color

    • Green
  • Leaf Texture

    • Coarse
  • Flower Size

    • 2"
  • Soil Moisture

    • Dry
  • Growth Rate

    • Fast
  • Origin

    • Greater Midwest
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Contact Info

Phone: (847) 742-1790
Fax: (847) 742-2655
mginfo@midwestgroundcovers.com

Street Address

6N800 IL-25
St. Charles, IL 60174

Current Hours:

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm

 

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