Milkweed Common – Item #4361


Invite Monarch butterflies into your garden! Milkweed leaves are a primary food source for Monarch butterfly caterpillars, easily identified by their distinctive black, white, and yellow bands. Clusters of lavender flowers attract bees and other butterflies, too.

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Additional information

Weight .40 g
Dimensions .125 × 3.25 × 4.5 in

Planting & Harvesting

Seed Depth: 1/4″ (6mm)

Spacing: 1″ (25mm)

Sprouts In: 7-10 days

Thinning: 1-2′ (30-60cm)

Sow outdoors in late fall in a well-drained, sunny area for blossoms the following summer. Start indoors two to three months before final frost. Seeds started indoors must be cold treated (stratified) for proper germination. Place seeds between moist paper towels in the refrigerator for six to eight weeks before planting. Soak refrigerated seeds in lukewarm water for 24 hours before planting.

Additional Information

Botanical Name: Asclepias syriaca

Height: 4-6′ (1.2-2m)

Bloom Period: midsummer

Type: hardy perennial