Asclepias syriaca
“Virginia Silk”

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

Intensely frangrant, tough, showy, long-lived and 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"

PLEASE BE ADVISED - Due to CA agricultural regulations, we’re required to treat all plants, including Asclepias, plants with BT (a non-toxic, naturally occurring biological larvicide) to help combat the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). BT is toxic to caterpillars. If you plan to introduce Monarch caterpillars to this plant, we recommend letting it establish for one year before doing so to ensure it is large enough to provide sufficient food and the BT has had time to wear off.

Sun/Pt. Shade
Avg./Low Water

Perennial
USDA Zones 4-10