Common Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

  • Pinkish-purple flowers
  • Attractive seed pods remain when flowers finish
  • Naturally found in open fields and along roadsides
  • Food source for Monarch butterflies
  • Bloom Time: June to August

ZONE:
4

COLOUR:
Pink

HEIGHT:
80-100 cm

SPREAD:
30-40 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:


Grows best in full sun, in average to moist soil, tolerating a wide range of conditions. Can spread rather quickly by seed. If desired, remove seed heads before they split open. 

Additional Notes about Common Milkweed:


Native to Ontario