Sun Exposure: Sun - Part Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Soil Type: Sand, Loam, Clay
Height: 3-4 feet
Spread: 1 foot
Blooms: June, July, August
Habitat: Meadows, Prairies, Roadsides, Forest edges
Landscape uses: Pollinator gardens, Natural gardens, Drought tolerant, Deer resistant, Does well with plants that it wont outcompete such as New England Aster, Wild Bergamot, Indian Grass and Woodland Sunflower.
Wildlife Value: The flowers are very popular with many kinds of insects, especially long-tongued bees, wasps, flies, skippers, and butterflies, which seek nectar. Host Plant: Monarch Butterfly, Milkweed Tiger Moth
Seed Origin: Blue Mountains, ON
Germination Code: C(30)
Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed
Common Milkweed is a common wild plant found in meadows and along roadsides. The flowers are quite fragrant, with a scent resembling violets or pansies, and they range in color from faded light pink to reddish purple. Common Milkweed may not fit in a small gardens as it spreads by rhizomes, and may outcompete other plant species.