The Dirty Gardener Asclepias Syriaca Common Milkweed, 100 Seeds
Asclepias syriaca, commonly called common milkweed, butterfly flower, silkweed, silky swallow-wort, and Virginia silkweed, is a species of flowering plant. In addition to being beautiful, Milkweed is a very important plant because it is a host for the beloved MONARCH butterfly. Monarch larvae feed exclusively on Milkweeds. That means if there is no Milkweed, there would be no Monarchs :( It is also an important nectar plant for bees and other insects. The common name Milkweed was given to this plant because of its milky juice. The scientific name comes from Asclepius, the Greek god of healing, because of the many folk-medicinal uses for the milkweed plants. LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade . . . SOIL / WATER: Average - Dry. BLOOM TIME: Summer. HARDINESS ZONE: 3 - 9.
- The perennial common milkweed adds beautiful pink and lilac blooms to any garden
- Attracts monarch butterflies, bees and many other pollinating insects
- Easy to grow, requires little maintenance and thrives in zones 3-9
- Grows up to 6 feet in height and does well in full sun to partial shade