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Common Milkweed

Botanical Name
Asclepias syriaca
Hardiness
Zones 3 to 9
Height
3 to 5 feet
Width
8 to 12 inches
Flowers
Summer: pink, white, lavender
Light
Full sun
Soil
Well-drained
Planting & Care

Does well in poor, droughty soils

Speads by rhizomes and will self seed

Dried seedpods are attractive in cutflower arrangements

Common milkweed is an important host plant to the monarch butterfly

Problems
Can be weedy

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