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Asclepias syriaca

Also known as "common milkweed", this selection grows to upwards of 3' in sprawling, spreading colonies which produce very showy 4" light and dark pink two toned flower clusters in summer. Native to the mid-Atlantic and SE US. Highly attractive to butterflies. A staple food for the Monarch butterfly larvae. Plant in full sun. Give good drainage and average to light water. Drought tolerant once established. Deer resistant. USDA zones 3-9 in cold hardiness.

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