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Common Milkweed

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Commonly associated with the word ” milkweed “. Common Milkweed is pollinated by a range of insects including many native bees, moths and butterflies.

Approx 150 Wildflower seeds per packet.

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Although not as commonly found as in previous years, Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) rapidly establishes itself in prairies and gardens. One of the tallest members of the milkweed family, each Common Milkweed plant bears 2 to 5 spherical clusters of whitish pink nectar-laden blossoms that please the eye.  Highly effective wildflower for attracting pollinators such as bees and butterflies, Common Milkweed is also an essential part of the diet of Monarch caterpillars. 

Common Milkweed grows 3 to 5 feet tall, although it has been known to grow even taller in gardens, and blooms during the summer (June-Aug).  Resistant to deer and drought tolerant, this perennial wildflower is native to the central and eastern United States and parts of Canada and grows in full to partial sun conditions and dry to moist soil.

Seed Details

Weight 0.025 lbs
Dimensions 3.5 × 2.25 × 0.0 in
Size

Seed Packet

Bloom Color

Pink

Approx Seed Count

150

Germination

Seed germinates after cold-moist stratification.

Sun Exposure

Full, Partial

Moisture Exposure

Medium Wet, Medium, Medium Dry

Height

3 Feet

Plant Spacing

2-3 Feet

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