Asclepias syriaca

Common Milkweed, Butterfly Flower, Silkweed

Family: Asclepiadaceae Milkweed

Type Perennial
USDA Hardiness range 3A - 8A
Exposure Full sun
Bloom color Pink
Bloom time Early Summer to Early Fall
Water needs Moist
Height 36" to 5' / 90cm to 1.60m
Spread 12" to 36" / 30cm to 90cm
Growth rate Moderate
Persistence Deciduous
Bloom attributes Fragrant flowers
Leaf color Green
Fruit color n/a
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Upright or erect
Attributes and features Native to North America, naturalizing