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Asclepias syriaca

Upright, vigorous plant with sprays of pink flowers in summer. A valuable nectar source for butterflies.

At a glance

Common Name
Common milkweed
Type
Hardy perennial
Height
60cm to 90cm
Colour
Pink
Spread Rate
Fast
Flowering
Mid Summer
Soil Type
Normal, Drained, Dry
Aspect
Sun
Pollination
Attractive to pollinators

Sue's Notes

In the unlikely event that a swarm of Monarch butterflies arrives on our shore, then they will make a beeline for this as it is their main food source!

 
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