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Climbing Milkweed (Cynanchum laeve)

About Climbing Milkweed

Climbing Milkweed is a Vine. Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name Climbing Milkweed
Scientific Plant Name Cynanchum laeve
Other Common Names honeyvine, sandvine
Other Scientific Names
Common Family Name Milkweed
Scientific Family Name Asclepiadaceae


Native Status Kansas Native Native Species: Native to Kansas and the United States

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Vine Vines are either woody or herbaceous plants that climb or sprawl.
Life Span Perennial Perennials are herbaceous plants that live three or more years
Maximum Height 10.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 3.0 feet width in feet
Flower Color White, Green colors of the flowers
Flowering Season July - August typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Vegetative methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Full Sun Part Sun Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope


Seeds/Plants available to buy at the Climbing Milkweed Store.


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