Choose Your Milkweed Plants
At American Meadows, we offer Milkweed for every yard!
- Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is highly adaptable species with a wide native range that covers most of the eastern US, most of the Midwest, and Southern Canada. It grows well in most soil types garden soil. It’s known for its large globes of pink flowers.
- Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) will do best in a moist environment, making it a great option for wet meadows or rain gardens. Its common name refers to the swampy environments of the meadows where it thrives.
- Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is well suited for dry and sandy soils. Butterfly weed is known for its bright orange flower clusters.
- Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) is native to drier regions of the western US and serves as a major food source for Western monarch caterpillars.
- Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) grows as a perennial in the warmest areas - zones 8,9, and 10 - or it can be grown as an annual in colder zones. Tropical milkweeds should not be allowed to overwinter and should be cut down in winter so that Monarchs are not delayed in their migration paths.