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Common Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

Robust, yet beautiful with deep pink clusters of fragrant flowers in June and July followed by lovely pods of silky seeds in October.


Bloom Time:

Blooms summer

Mature Height:

24-36 In

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone


Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow on at 68°F. Asclepias require long days of 14-16 hour photoperiods to flower and thrive, any less will send them into dormancy and cause buds to abort. Manage moisture to the drier side allowing plants to dry out between watering. Plants generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining soil keeping crown of plant at the same level it was in the plug. Avoid planting too deeply. Once potted; water slightly and apply a broad spectrum fungicide to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

An important and beneficial native North American wildflower. These beautiful flowers are an essential nectar source for butterflies. Foliage is also a beneficial food source for the butterflies.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.