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Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Common throughout most prairies and found growing along roadsides, this milkweed has fist-sized purple flowers with a fragrance similar to lilacs. A tough native plant of dry to mesic Illinois prairies, Common Milkweed has aggressive rhizome roots allowing it to create small colonies. 


  • Acronym: ASCSYR
  • Life-Cycle: Perennial
  • Bloom Color: Purple - Pink
  • Bloom Time: June - August
  • Typical Height: 36"
  • Light Preference: Full Sun
  • Soil Preference: Dry - Mesic
  • Root Structure: Rhizomes
  • Stratification: Cold & Moist for 30 Days
  • Seeds per Ounce: 4,000*
  • IL County Ecotypes we Grow**:
    1. DeKalb County


Other scientific names used for this species:

  • None


Other common names used for this species:

  • None


*Approximate, actual number of seeds may vary slightly by seed lot.

**We have listed the County ecotypes that we grow for this species, this ecotype may or may not be available at the time of your order. If you prefer one of the ecotypes over another please type it into the "Additional Info Section" and we'll provide that ecotype if it's available, if it is not available we will provide one of the other ecotypes listed.

Asclepias syriaca - Per Ounce

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