Northeast Pollinator Plants
Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed)
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Common Name: Common Milkweed
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Larval Host
Use: Naturalizing, Monarch Garden
Light: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Dry to Moist
Flower Time: Mid-June to Late July
Flower Color: Mauve Pink
Height: 3' - 8'
Notes: Asclepias syriaca (Common Milkweed) is very important as a host plant for our beloved Monarch butterfly. Plant this in an area where you can let it grow wild and reseed.
Please note, all species of Asclepias are considered toxic for sheep, cattle and goats. Noted as deer-resistant by UVM.
Host plant of VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Bombus citrinus (Lemon Cuckoo Bumble bee)
Bombus pensylvanicus (American Bumble bee)
Bombus rufocinctus (Red-Belted Bumble bee)
Osmia texana (Texan Mason bee)
Native all US but the West: Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).
Regional Ecotype Seed Source: VT