Asclepias syriaca / Common Milkweed


A superb pollinator plant and delicious perennial vegetable with edible parts through most of the growing season. A spreading native, ideal for meadows, permaculture and naturalizing. Deer resistant. Read more at on our blog.

Host plant for Monarch butterfly.

Height: 3′-5′      Blooms: June, July

Siting: Average soil, sun to part shade

Deer Resistance: High

Provenance: NJ

Typically available from approximately mid-May onward, after their foliage emerges.


BONAP 2022 Asclepias syriaca Native Range Map

Larval Host Plant (butterflies):

Larval Host Plant (moths):
Milkweed Tussock
Striped Garden Caterpillar
Unexpected Cycnia

Additional information


Quart, Deep, Quart