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Common Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca
Asclepiadaceae

Pink Dusky 2 Swish

Large, often drooping domes of fragrant, dusty rose flowers from June through August, broad leaves 4-10 long with downy grey-green undersides, large attractive seed pods producing seeds with silky parachutes, spreads by creeping rhizomes, average to dry soil, full sun, attracts butterflies, food plant for Monarch & Queen Butterfly caterpillars (Danaus plexippus & D. gilippus).

Dry To Moist
Sun
3-6 tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3b-9b
Perennial
Deer Resistant

Native Range: NB to SK, south to GA, TN, IA & KS

Germination - Easy: Cold stratify 4 weeks, plant very shallow (needs light to germinate)

Common Milkweed 3.5 inch pot (for shipping in late spring) $8.50
Common Milkweed Seed Packet $4.00
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