Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed)
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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: June,July,August,September
Hardiness Zone: 3 TO 9
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Characteristics & Attributes for Asclepias syriaca

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

Bloom Time

June
July
August
September

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