Asclepias syriaca, Common Milkweed



A. syriaca are stunning and fragrant wildflowers that make perfect additions to sunny gardens and restoration sites. They propagate through seed dispersal as well as specialized stems called rhizomes. A. syriaca prefers disturbed habitats. The flowers are attractive butterflies, bees, and beetles. With their large foliage, they are excellent milkweed species for growing monarch caterpillars.

  • Listing ID: 1095
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 2-3
  • Stratification: 30 days cold moist stratification required
  • Bloom Time: July-August
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Family: Apocynaceae (Milkweed or Dogbane)
  • Latin Name: Asclepias syriaca
  • Common Name: Common Milkweed
  • Eco-Region: 251