36-48" tall, 24-30" wide. Asclepias syriaca is very familiar to many eastern gardeners. This perennial is perfect as a filler between your taller perennials and adds a nice touch of fragrance mid-late summer. The foliage is thick and glossy so it adds texture to help your garden look more lush even in the peak of the summer! Native to he US from Canada to Georgia, and west to Texas. Reseeds in fall but is very easy to harvest. Clip off the seed pods before they open to help control growth but be sure to leave the foliage! Common Milkweed is vital for the survival of the Monarch Butterfly which their population has been in a slow decline over the years. Watch as the eggs hatch and larvae grow into the signature yellow striped caterpillars. Planting this perennial is a wonderful way to bring more excitement to your garden while also helping our native pollinators to thrive! ("Butterfly Weed" is a close relative, with bright orange flowers.)
Native Range for Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed) - AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV.
AM014002 (Plant - 3" Pot)
AM017346 (Tray of 16)
AM018219 (Tray of 32)
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Mid to late summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the surface after watering in.
Upright, dark green broad, oblong leaves with smooth margins.
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West
Spring / Summer, Fall
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|