Butterflies love the nectar and Monarchs love the foliage of the Common Milkweed. This is one of the most common Milkweeds and is native to the eastern part of North America. This Milkweed produces soft whitish purple cluster of flowers. This perennial plant can reach up to six feet tall. It loves well drained sandy/loamy soils and full sun to partial shade. It usually blooms from June to August. It works great with several specimens planted together in a butterfly garden. A must-have for all!
Attracts: American Lady, Black Swallowtail, Great Spangled Fritillary, Monarch, Painted Lady, Queen, Question Mark, Red Admiral, Red-spotted Purple, Zebra Swallowtail, Silver-spotted Skipper, Silvery Checkerspot, Spicebush Swallowtail, Variegated Fritillary, Viceroy, Banded Hairstreak, Delaware Skipper, Baltimore Checkerspot, Eastern Tailed-Blue, Fiery Skipper, Gray Hairstreak , Mourning Cloak, Orange Sulphur, Little Glassywing, Zabulon Skipper, Southern Cloudywing, Hoary Edge, Lorquin Admiral, Peck's Skipper, Red-banded Hairstreak, Sachem, Spring Azure, and more
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil: Dry, sandy
Average Height: 36 in.
Average Spread: 18 in.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Note: Deer resistant