Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

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Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Common Milkweed, scientifically known as Asclepias syriaca, a native perennial that plays a vital role in supporting monarch butterflies and other pollinators. Also with its tall, sturdy stems and clusters of pinkish-purple flowers, this milkweed variety exudes a sense of resilience and beauty. So, growing up to 3 to 6 feet tall, it forms a lovely display of blooms, creating a stunning visual spectacle.

Common Milkweed is a haven for pollinators, attracting bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds with its nectar-rich flowers. Additionally, it serves as a host plant for monarch butterfly caterpillars, making it essential for their survival. Ideal for butterfly gardens, wildflower meadows, and naturalized areas, this hardy plant thrives in various soil types and full sun.

Embrace the importance of Common Milkweed and create a pollinator-friendly haven in your garden while supporting the monarch butterfly population and celebrating the beauty of these beneficial blooms.

Fun Facts:

  • Botanical Name: Asclepias syriaca
  • Height: 3-5 inches
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Color: Pink
  • Bloom Season: Summer/Fall
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun
  • Hardiness Zones: All
  • Colorado native plant
  • Native Habitat: Fields, Meadows, Praries and Roadsides

More importantly here is what you get!

At Finding Nectar, you can purchase Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) in a 4 inch pot, grown from seed, without the use of systemic pesticides, and are nurtured in living soil. We prioritize the root health of our flowers rather than forcing them to bloom, giving them the best chance to flourish in your yard within the first year.

Here is why it's important

At Finding Nectar in Arvada, Colorado, we highly value pollinators' vital role in ecosystems and food supply. Therefore, we thoughtfully select plants, like the Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), to support them.

These nectar-rich and pollen-filled plants nourish bees, butterflies, and more. Its also using our pollinator-friendly species, you actively preserve essential beings and create a thriving garden. Moreover, as a dedicated nursery serving the Front Range, you can shop worry-free about climate suitability.

Join us in creating a sustainable environment for both plants and pollinators! So, choose Finding Nectar for a greener future. Act now and make a difference with Finding Nectar!