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Asclepias syriaca

Common Milkweed

Large, coarse, weedy plants have large broadish oblong leaves. Round clusters of pale pink, fragrant blooms appear in upper leaf axils in summer. Leaves and stems exude milky sap when cut. Spreads rapidly via long (6'+), deep rhizomes.


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  • Category:Perennial
  • Hardiness Zone:3-8
  • Height:24-60 in
  • Spread:15 in
  • Bloom Color: Pink
  • Foliage Color: Green

Large, warty seed pods split open in fall releasing papery seeds on silky parachutes. Prefers full sun and dry, average to poor soil. Larval food for Monarch butterflies. Good nectar source. NATIVE.

Attracts Wildlife
Butterflies
Pollinators
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Exposure
Full Sun
Sun/Light Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Well-Drained
Flowering Months
June
July
Foliage Color
Gray-Green
Green