Common Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca | SKU: 0150 P50
$3.25
  • Perennial and hardy to zone 4
  • Plants grow to 3-4 feet tall
  • Preferred food source of Monarch butterflies
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Native to the eastern half of the U.S. where it thrives in most any-well drained soil, this familiar milkweed species, also known as butterfly flower, produces clusters of stunning, sweetly scented, nectar-rich flowers in shades of pink on 3-4’ plants. Monarch butterflies depend on milkweed plants for forage and to lay their eggs, making this a natural choice for habitat gardens or any border where butterflies are enjoyed. Perennial. Hardy to zone 4.

Start Indoors: 8-10 weeks before planting out

Germination: 10-15 Days

Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart

Light: Full Sun

Instructions - Sow seeds indoors in flats 1/4" deep, moisten soil, cover with plastic, and refrigerate for 10 days. Thereafter, provide light and 50-75°F. This moist stratification is not absolutely necessary, but will help to increase germination.