asclepias syriaca (common milkweed) native

  • pinkish-purple flowers
  • attractive seed pods remain when flowers finish
  • naturally found in open fields and along roadsides
  • food source for monarch butterflies
  • bloom time: june to august
  • zone 4
  • height 80-100cm
  • spread 30-40cm
  • colour pink
  • grows best in full sun, in average to moist soil, tolerating a wide range of conditions
  • can spread rather quickly by seed
  • also spreads by rhizomes
  • full sun partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • drought tolerant, once established
  • native to ontario