Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

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As fragrant as honeysuckle. Host to monarch larvae. Spreads some. Pull unwanted stems once per season.
Item #: ASSYRs
Binomial Asclepias syriaca

As fragrant as honeysuckle. Host to monarch larvae. Spreads some. Pull unwanted stems once per season.

Uses: Butterflies, bees, host plant
Bloom time: June - August
Height: 4 to 5 feet
Space: 3 to 5 feet
Light: Sun to light shade
Moisture: Average

Seed: The following seeding rates will yield roughly 10 seeds per square foot. Common milkweed will often germinate without any special treatment.
  • 200 seeds per packet
  • 4,031 seeds per ounce
  • 1 ounce per 400 square feet
  • 6.8 pounds per acre

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