Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Copyright: Fred Miller
Butterflies love the nectar and Monarchs love the foliage of the Common Milkweed, one of four milkweeds on our site. This plant is one of the most common milkweeds and is native to the eastern part of North America. This milkweed produces a 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.
Where to Buy Common Milkweed Plants:
Common Milkweed is a Nectar Plant for:Viceroy, Queen, Baltimore Checkerspot, Sachem, American Lady, Banded Hairstreak, Lorquin Admiral, Great Spangled Fritillary, and more
Common Milkweed Specifications:
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil: Dry, sandy
Average Height: 36 in.
Average Spread: 18 in.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 3 to 9
Note: Deer resistant
Copyright: Patty Bigner