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- Latin Name- Asclepias Syriaca Hardy Zone-3-9 Mature Height- 3ft Width-2-3ft Sun Or Shade- Full Sun
Milkweed – Asclepias Tuberosa
Milkweed will grow in deplorable soil conditions. Milkweed is a very common wildflower. This wildflower will add a natural beauty to a natural area. It can adapt quickly to lots of soil types. The plant is high to attract Monarch Butterflies. They will love the blooms that this plant will provide. This plant will also attract leaf beetles and milkweed bugs that will like to feast on these plants. This plant supplies beautiful purple flowers that appear in clusters at the end of the long stems. They have several blooms to create one large group of flowers. The blooms are made up of tiny purple flowers. They are great to bring a lot of life to a natural area or garden as they grow and bloom. These plants are very easy to grow and care for and are popular among gardeners and homeowners that want to create a very natural look. These plants usually bloom during the spring and summer months each year and then go dormant but grow back the following year and produce the beautiful blooms. They are also great because they reseed as the winds blow and carry the seeds to other locations. This is an excellent choice for all homeowners or landscapers that are looking to provide a gorgeous look in their gardens. Most people may banish the Milk Weed from its garden unaware of the distinctive traits that the plant possesses. The plant is a significant source of nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies. The larvae of the Monarch depend on a growing milkweed for food and shelter. The plants are toxic and when the caterpillars consume it; it protects them from predators. The plant grows to a height 3 to 6 feet. Its leaves are large and green, and they grow from a thick stalk. When the leaves mature they drop allowing a milky substance to exude from the plant.