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Asclepias syriaca Q01

Common Milkweed 

Bloom Period: 

June – August

Light:

Sun

Water:

Medium – Dry

Size:

Height 48 – 60”  Width 36 – 60”

Zone:

3 – 9

Patent:

None

Drooping domed clusters of fragrant, pinkish-purple flowers throughout summer. Stout upright stems with thick, pale green, pink-veined leaves. An excellent choice for a native meadow or large wild garden; spreads vigorously both by rhizomes and re-seeding. Missouri native that is one of the principal host milkweeds for Monarch caterpillars in the Midwest. Also attracts bees and other butterflies; deer resistant.