Asclepias syriaca

Common Milkweed

Photo courtesy of Prides Corner Farms

  • Fragrant pink blooms
  • Blooms midsummer
  • Monarchs only food source
  • Seed pods great in arrangements
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Full Sun
Full Sun

Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Perfect for butterfly gardens, prairies and natural settings. Give them plenty of room, they will spread.

Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 10-12 in
Price Level 1: $24.99~#1
Bloom Color: Magenta, Pink
Zone: 3-9

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


  • Vigorous
  • Native
  • Dried Flower/ Foliage
  • Naturalizing
  • Mass Planting
  • Low Maintenance

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full Sun


  • Upright

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Attracts Butterflies

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained
  • Dry Soil