Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
2023 Milkweed Giveaway - Free Milkweed for Monarchs!
During the Spring Native Plant pre-sale & Native Plant Expo & Marketplace, we are giving away Common Milkweed to support the Monarch Butterflies. We are offering 3 pots per customer, or for larger gardens / natural areas, you can claim a free full or half flat of plugs:
UPDATE: all the free pots and full and half flats have been claimed!
More will be available for attendees at the Native Plant Expo & Marketplace on June 3rd.
For support, contact Doug, WCCD Resource Coordinator, at 734 302 8713 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Common Milkweed is the plant that most people associate with the word “milkweed”. This is a tall and conspicuous species that sometimes forms large clones in disturbed sites, and thus can spread in a managed garden.
This is a primary Larval Host plant for the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus).
Shade Tolerance: Full to part Sun
Moisture: moist to wet
Soils: Loam, Clay, Sand, Muck
Height: 4-5 ft., up to 8 ft.
Bloom Time: June - August
Color: White, pink, mauve
Deer Resistant: Yes
Uses: Rain garden, butterflies
Warning: Poisonous parts include milky sap from leaves, stems. Toxic only in large quantities.
USDA Plant Profile