Asclepias syriaca

Common Name: Syriaca
Family Name: Common Milkweed
Light Requirements: Sun
Bloom Time:
Spacing: 9-12"
Height: 18-30"
Bloom Color: Pink
Moisture Level: dry to normal
Animal Resistance: Deer
Type of Perennial: New England Meadows
Wicked Ruggeds: Yes
Local Ecotype: Yes
New England Native: Yes
US Native: Yes
Plant Description:
Stout upright stems with thick oblong leaves and umbels of fragrant, dusty pink blooms. Seed pods are covered in soft hair and spikes. Leaves are food for the Monarch caterpillar and blooms are a source of nectar for many butterflies. Zones 3-9