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Syriaca Asclepias Plant

  • - Common Milkweed
  • - Height: 4-5 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July-September
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Syriaca Asclepias Plant
Plant Features

Syriaca Milkweed Plants offer lovely, pink hued flowers that provide double duty: it feeds our friends the Monarch butterflies and their larvae, and it kills off invasive lantern flies. It also attracts bees, hummingbirds and other pollinators will providing fiber for wild birds to build their nests. It is the host plant for the Monarch butterfly. Mother nature at her finest! Asclepias Syriaca is the most common perennial milkweed variety and grows in just about any soil condition, sandy, clay, rock, wet or dry.

Asclepias Companion Plants: Aster, Echinacea, Kniphofia, Salvia

Syriaca 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, Sandy 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 Pink
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Container Garden, Pollinator Garden
Plant Used for Borders and Edging, Educational Value, Water Conservation
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly No
Plant Type Open-Pollinated

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Top Reviews

Finest quality

I've been attempting to start a butterfly garden for 2 years, ordering from most online retailers that carry that species. Hands down these are the strongest plants I've received. The plants from other sources were spindly, weak, and non-starters. GrowJoy knows that they are doing, and I will continue to order from them. I was enormously impressed with the quality of these plants, after receiving such weak specimens from others that died after a few days. Thank you GrowJoy. Your standards and expertise are beyond reproach.

From Becky | July 14, 2023

New milkweed for me!

I've made made gaillardia and milkweed the heart of my butterfly garden and these were flowering even before they were planted. All of the gaillardia and asclepias plants from Growjoy have been great. This particular variety was new to me and i am delighted with the wide range of plants growjoy offers.

From Nora | July 09, 2023


Healthy native plant to support monarch butterflies. Blooms have already opened. Expertly shipped in packaging that is recyclable.

From Kim | July 02, 2023

Milkweed Progress

Bought 2 milkweed plants early July,and delighted that their doing well and recently bought 6 more.It will be nice that they will be the start of a butterfly field.

From Michael | August 11, 2019

Common milkweed

I am just excited to have found a company that carries and ships in a very timely manner, the plants that I m interested in for a monarch garden! This (as well as the Woodson milkweed, I ordered) are crucial in helping a struggling species and I am beyond excited that this will NOT be my only contact/ purchase with this company. This as well as the Woodson milkweed, are thriving, with new growth!

From Chris | August 03, 2019

Healthy Plants

Plants arrived in great condition and are growing well.

From Sarah | July 18, 2019

Tiny but MIGHTY!

Just planted a few days ago and butterflies all over. WOW!! Just bought 4 more!

From anonymous | July 17, 2019


Plants arrived in great shape very healthy. They are doing very well in the garden. Looking forward to them bringing in the Monarchs.

From gina | June 24, 2019

A good company

I ordered 2 milkweed plants to help support our Monarch Butterflies. The plants were well packaged and the plants arrived in top notch condition. I would order from this company again.

From Nora | June 19, 2019

Great experience

Plants arrived in great shape and thriving 1 week after planting.

From anonymous | June 19, 2019


Received very quickly. It is growing 'like a weed' already and this sure beats the tiny seedlings I tried last year from another competitor. All 18 of those, unfortunately, died after about 5 weeks. I have big hopes for this plant.

From Laurel | May 25, 2019

Beautiful Plants

The plants arrived fast. Very Beautiful too!

From Robert | May 24, 2019

Always great plants

Ordered these to replace some older milkweed that I lost in the freeze. Excited to plant these!

From Kimberly | April 19, 2019