- Perennial and hardy to zone 4
- Plants grow to 3-4 feet tall
- Preferred food source of Monarch butterflies
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.
Learn to Grow Common Milkweed
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.