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Mary's Heirloom Seeds

Common Milkweed

Common Milkweed

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Asclepias syriaca


Common Milkweed is the plant that most people associate with the word “milkweed”. 

This milkweed thrives in almost any well-drained soil, and produces a profusion of lavender to pink flowers in midsummer.

The extremely fragrant blooms attract and benefit many pollinators. This is one of the easiest and fastest to establish of the milkweeds, as it spreads rapidly by rhizomes and grows readily from seed.

Plant milkweed to help counter the increasing threats to the Monarch butterfly. Monarchs lay their eggs exclusively on plants in the Asclepias genus, otherwise known as milkweeds.


Contains 35 seeds

*NEW ARRIVAL* for 2023

Planting tips:

Cold stratify or soak in water for 24 hours prior to planting for optimal germination.

Milkweed seed can be planted directly in soil, or started indoors. You can sow milkweed seeds by scattering them on the soil surface 1/4-1/2 inch apart, and then cover them with about 1/4 inch of additional soil. Water the area frequently after planting until plants become established.

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