Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
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Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
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Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
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Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
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Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
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Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

  • $16.50
    Half Flat - 19 2" plugs
    $80.00
    Unit price per 


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 full and half flats have been claimed. You can still purchase them here but they are no longer a free option. 

Fill out the Milkweed Giveaway form for free:
3 Milkweed pots or
a half / full Flat of Milkweed plugs 
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Limit 1 selection per customer, must complete the form to get the discount. 
Our system is limited to ONE COUPON per order, so please create a separate order if already using a coupon for something else. 
The milkweed will be available on June 3rd, at the Native Plant Expo & Marketplace. You can learn more and access more resources on the 2023 Milkweed Giveaway!

For support, contact Doug, WCCD Resource Coordinator, at 734 302 8713 or doug@washtenawcd.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.

Wildflower.org Plant Profile
USDA Plant Profile