Common Milkweed


Asclepias syriaca

  • Part Shade to Full SunPart Shade to Full Sun
  • Dry to Medium
  • Sand Loam, Loam

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Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

A fast and easy grower that tolerates a variety of poor soils. An important native perennial to the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly, which also attracts a number of other butterfly species. In the spring and early summer, look for caterpillars on your plant who've hitched a ride to their new home. Drought tolerant. Because it is such a vigorous grower, it is not recommended for small gardens. Enjoy pale pink blooms in summer. 

Check out our three other milkweed species:
Swamp Milkweed 
Butterfly Milkweed
​​​​​​​Purple Milkweed

Growing Habits

Mature Height: 3 feet

Mature Spread: 2 feet

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