Milkweed - Common (Asclepias syriaca)
The large flower can vary in color from nearly white to deep pink-purple. The fragrance is very delicate and pleasing and numerous native pollinators will benefit during its long bloom time. Common Milkweed is one of the easiest and fastest to establish of the Milkweeds and planting more, even in small urban pockets, can provide personal satisfaction while helping to counter increasing threats to our Monarch butterfly population.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry, Dry
Height - 3 feet
Bloom Time - June, July, August
Bloom Color - Pink
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon Nursery.