ASCLEPIAS syriaca Common Milkweed

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Asclepias syriaca has sweet-smelling pink to white flowers. It is an attractive plant for wildlife. It is a weedy plant that is found in open woods and fields. It requires a lot of sunlight for the proper growth. It can spread extensively and forms colonies in the wild. It exudes...
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Asclepias syriaca has sweet-smelling pink to white flowers. It is an attractive plant for wildlife. It is a weedy plant that is found in open woods and fields. It requires a lot of sunlight for the proper growth. It can spread extensively and forms colonies in the wild. It exudes milk when bruised or cut. Therefore, called common milkweed.

Number of Seeds Max Coverage Area (Square Ft.)
0.5OZ 2,656 125
1OZ 5,313 250
1/4LB 21,250 1,000
1/2LB 42,500 2,000
1LB 85,000 4,000
5LB 425,000 20,000

Scientific name: Asclepias syriaca

Common name: Common Milkweed

Plant type: Herbaceous perennial

Family: Apocynaceae

Native range: Eastern North America

Full growth height: 1.5 meters

Width in across: 0 ft. 8 in.

Exposure: Full sun

Blooming season: June to August

Flower: Showy, fragrant

Pollinators: Bees, insects, Lepidoptera (Moths & Butterflies)

Flower color: Pink, mauve, white

Tolerate: Deer, drought, erosion, dry Soil, shallow-rocky soil

Water requirement: Dry to medium

Soil type: Well drained soil

Zones: 3 to 9

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