Asclepias syriaca

Common Milkweed

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Large amounts of lavender buds open to reveal fragrant pink flowers in midsummer. This is one of the easiest and fastest to establish of the milkweeds, as it spreads rapidly by rhizomes and grows readily from seed. You are sure to see Monarchs when you plant milkweeds.

  •  · Lavender buds open to fragrant pink blossoms
  •  · Spectacular interest at every stage of growth
  •  · Host plant for Monarch butterflies
Recommended Substitution
Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Flower
Late to break dormancy, prefers drier and well-drained soil, vibrant orange flowers are a magnet for butterflies, attractive seed pods are used in floral arrangements, grow above 65ºF and dry.
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24-36 in


12 in



Asclepias syriaca
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed


Sun Tolerant

Soil Moisture Needs

Average Soil

Nature Attraction

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant


Good Cut Flower / Foliage

Season of Interest (Flowering)



Common Name: Butterfly Flower

Prized perennial for attracting butterflies. Flowers are long lasting and bloom early to mid-summer. Plants do not like to be transplanted and should be allowed to "naturalize".