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Asclepias syriaca

Common milkweed

While it's the primary host plant for Monarch butterflies, other butterfly species visit the sweetly fragrant flowers of Asclepias syriaca as well. Plain old roadside milkweed, the fluff of the seedheads is a bit magical when caught by the breeze.

Exposure:

Sun

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Height:

24-48 Inches

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Spread:

12 Inches

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Hardiness Zone:

4-9

Characteristics & Attributes for Asclepias syriaca

Attributes
Upright
Fragrant
Fast Grower
Disease Resistant
Cut Flower
Native
Cold Tolerant
High Humidity Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Heat Tolerant
Flower Color
Lavender
Rose
Foliage Color
Green
Best Usage
Naturalizing
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Soil Moisture Preference
Dry
Average
Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Growth Rate
Fast
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