Common Milkweed Asclepias syriaca SEEDS

Common Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca

Bloom Time: June - Aug
Bloom Color: Pink
Height: 2-3'
Full Sun
Medium to Dry Soil
Zone: 3-9
Spacing: 8-12"
Planting depth: 1/4"
Native Range: Eastern North America
Flowers are showy and fragrant. Of all the milkweeds this one tends to attract the most Monarch caterpillars in my yard, typically counting into the teens on a single plant. (However does spread by rhizome and self seeds - best used in naturalized areas)

*Seeds need to be Stratified for minimum 30 days.
If you live in a colder climate plant in Fall so seeds overwinter in cold weather. If planting in Spring to Summer or mild winters you can stratify seeds in your refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Instructions on how to do this will be included with your purchase.

Asclepias syriaca, commonly called common milkweed is a perennial which commonly occurs in fields, open woods, roadsides and along railroad tracks. It typically grows 3-4' (less frequently to 6') tall on stout, upright stems. Thick reddish-veined, light green leaves (to 8" long). Roundish slightly drooping clusters of fragrant, pinkish -purple flowers appear mostly over a long bloom period from late spring well into summer.

Native plant seeds in general do not have very high germination rates. Plant a few seeds per 1 plant desired

50 seeds

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