Asclepias syriaca
“Virginia Silk”

Asclepias syriaca "Virgina Silk Milkweed"Asclepias syriaca "Virgina Silk Milkweed"

Intensely frangrant, tough, showy, long-lived & tolerant of poor soil – this is the EASIEST Milkweed you can grow!Divinely scented of Lilac,plentiful 4” sperical clusters appear in Summer atop 3-4’ upright stems. A nectar source for many butterflies, especially Monarchs!Spreads by rhizomes, so it’s best placed where that won’t be a problem or in a large container. Native to much of the U.S.

Annie

Asclepias syriaca "Virgina Silk Milkweed"Asclepias syriaca "Virgina Silk Milkweed"

NOTE: Due to CA agricultural regulations, we’re required to treat Asclepias plants with BT (a non-toxic, naturally occurring biological larvicide) to help combat the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). Effects can last up to 2 weeks after application. If you are planning to introduce Monarch caterpillars to this plant, we recommend letting it establish for one season before doing so to ensure it is large enough to provide sufficient food.

Sun/Pt. Shade
Avg./Low Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 4-10