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Asclepias syriaca

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More About 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

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

4

Height:

80-100 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Common Milkweed 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. 


Asclepias syriaca Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Seed

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed