Asclepias syriaca, Common Milkweed Seed Balls
Common Milkweed is one of the plants that the Monarch Butterfly relies on as a source of food for its larvae.
Plants will be small the first year, up to 30 inches tall the second year, and produce tennis-ball sized clusters of aromatic lavender to pink flowers the third year. The large bountiful flowers they produce are magnets to various pollinators. Common Milkweed is a long-lived perennial that is native to much of the United States. If it isn't native to your area, we have many species to offer that may be!
- Host plant to Monarch Butterfly
- Zone 4-9
- Full sun to partial shade
- Rich moist or dry soils
- Facultative wetland
- Duration: Perennial
- Sow: Fall through Mid Winter
The Common Milkweed plant was used medicinally by Native Americans to treat warts and to help soften or remove gall and kidney stones.
A note about seed balls:
Seed balls, also known as seed bombs, protect the seeds from erosion, foraging, and many other factors. This protective property often results in a slower germination cycle. Wildflowers are also highly variable in their germination rates. Please be patient with your seed balls. If you placed them in a suitable location, soil, and climate, when the seeds are ready, they will grow!
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