Common Milkweed | Asclepias syriaca
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Each packet of Common Milkweed contains 60 seeds.
Price: Seed $ 2.50
Plant Species Synonym Names
Milkweed - Asclepiadaceae
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Common milkweed blooms profusely and the flowers have the sweetest smell. It tends to be more aggressive than some of the other milkweeds, but not excessively. It is best for a natural planting though. The young pods are edible if cooked. The stems produce fiber that can be used for making cordage or even paper. Being a milkweed it provides food for the larva of the Monarch butterfly.
Growth Habit:Herb: broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant; wildflowers and forbs
Grass: grass-like plants; graminoids
Tree: woody with usually a single trunk, tall
Shrub: woody multi-stemmed plants, low growing
Vine: a woody or herbaceous plant that climbs or sprawls
Life Span:Annual: herbaceous; lives only one year
Biennial: herbaceous; lives two years, flowering the second
Perennial: herbaceous; lives three or more years
Woody: woody; stems that grow more than a year
Mature Height: 4.0'
Mature Width: 2.0'
Flower Color: Lavender
Water Requirement: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
Drained to Dry