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Milkmaid Asclepias Plant

  • - Swamp Milkweed
  • - Height: 3-4 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July-September
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Milkmaid Asclepias Plant
Plant Features

The Milkmaid Asclepias Plant bears clusters of creamy white diminutive flowers atop medium-green, strong stems surrounded by spear shaped foliage with lighter green midribs and lacy veining. This native milkweed perennial is totally un-weed-like and is home to the Monarch Butterfly and other winged beauties, to include the hummingbird. It is the host plant for the Monarch butterfly. Milkmaid milkweed breaks dormancy late, but be patient; the show is worth the wait.

Companion Planting: Aster, Echinacea, Kniphofia, Salvia

Milkmaid Asclepias Plant Care Instructions: Keep the plant well-watered for the first 3-4 weeks after transplanting. After that, only water if the plant starts looking droopy. Deadheading the first flush of flowers promotes additional blooms. If you don’t want the plant to self-seed, remove all flowers once they are finished blooming. Plants can be cut back to the ground once they drop their leaves. Spring is a good time to fertilize.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Dry
Soil Properties Well-drained
Tolerates Clay soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 1-2 feet
Habit Upright
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Container Garden, Pollinator Garden
Plant Used for Educational Value
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly No
Plant Type Open-Pollinated

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Great delivery time of the Milkmaid Asclepias  plant. Packaging was perfect which protected my plants.

From Sue | July 06, 2017

Milkmaid Asclepias

I have purchased 4 plants this year all arrived healthy and are growing well. Purchased two plants last year and they are big and beautiful and have already fed 3 monarch butterfly caterpillars and the caterpillars are now in the chrysillas stage. Great plants.

From Brad | June 19, 2017

Excellent Milkmaid Plant

This was my first purchase with GrowJoy and I am very happy with the plants I received. They were packaged so carefully the Asclepias plants weren't stressed at all. They were a very good size for planting and they were in excellent health. I would order from GrowJoy again.

From Maureen | June 11, 2015


The plants arrived in great shape and pretty quickly. The packaging was enough to withstand the trip and more. By the way: Thank you to everyone planting Milkweed to help restore the monarch population!!!!

From meghan | April 11, 2015

Milkmaid Asclepias

This plant arrived in excellent shape, thanks GrowJoy!

From jerry | April 01, 2015

Very pleased!

I ordered 3 of Asclepias starts and wow, they were much bigger than I was expecting. They have been in the ground a bit now and are doing great! Packaging was superb and I will definitely order again.

From anonymous | May 29, 2014

Monarch Habitat

The Milkmaid plant arrived in great shape. Great packaging and 3 day shipping. Asclepias plant even had a bloom. Currently plant is in the pond doing great! Great experience with this company

From Barbara | May 22, 2014

great size

My Milkmaid plants arrived healthy and a great size. I will definitley be ordering again. My butterfly garden is really coming together now. Great plants!!

From stephanie | May 15, 2014

Nice Asclepias

Milkmaid arrived in lovely condition.

From noel | April 10, 2014

Great Quality Plants!

I ordered 4 Milkmaid plants. They came in late May as promised, and was pleasantly surprised at how big and healthy the plants are. I've ordered plants online before, and the quality wasn't as good as GrowJoy sends!

From Michelle | June 09, 2013

great Asclepias Milkmaid plants

Very happy Thank-you.

From anonymous | May 20, 2013

happy customer

Good delivery, packing and good looking healthy Milkmaid Asclepias plants.

From William | March 27, 2013