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Large, often drooping domes of fragrant, dusty rose flowers from June through August, broad leaves 4-10 inch 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 To Part Shade
3-6 foot tall
Plant Hardiness Zones: 3b-9b
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 (shipping late spring through early fall) $9.25
Common Milkweed Seed Packet $4.00

*We normally carry this item but are temporarily sold out. We expect to have it available again as soon as our plants in production reach sufficient size/maturity or we harvest more seed. In some cases, plants may be recovering from caterpillar damage (Monarchs love our Milkweed), wind or hail damage, rampaging woodchucks, downed trees, or other natural issues. We are constantly updating our web site so please check back again.

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Common Milkweed Picture

Common Milkweed Picture