Plant Library

Milkweed Common syriaca

Common Name: Milkweed

Botanical Name: Asclepias

Variety: Common syriaca

Blossom Color: Lavender/Pink

Bloom Time: Jun-Aug

Zone: 3 to 9

Exposure: Sun

Mature Height: 24-36"

Mature Width: 12"

Notes: (as-KLEE-pea-us). Large amounts of lavender buds open to reveal fragrant pink flowers. Also known as Common Milkweed. Leaves are a food source for butterfly larvae.