Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) produces stout, upright stems usually 4 to 6 feet tall, with clusters of fragrant pink flowers in summer. It can spread vigorously by creeping rhizomes but is worth growing in an out-of-the-way spot as a host plant for monarch butterfly larvae. This U. S. native also attracts a variety of beneficial pollinators. It’s so important to grow this plant, wherever you can. If you leave me a note when you place your order, I would be happy to include one additional packet for free, for you to grow or share with a friend. Full sun. Perennial; Zones 4 to 9.
Collected in September and October 2021. Provenance Bucks County, PA (seeds are from wild plants growing in my meadow). At least 20 seeds.
Please read the germination information as well before ordering.