Common milkweed

A large and vigorouse perennial for wild-styled gardens.
Common name : Common milkweed
Scientific name : Asclepias syriaca
Family : Asclepiadaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Annual
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Sowing & planting

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance High
Zone USDA 5a
Height 150 - 200
pH 7

Plant my common milkweed

Plant in loamy, rich, well-drained soil, in full sun, mixing with some leaf mold. Grow in a bed of wildflower, as milkweeds naturally spread through underground sprouts.

Water my common milkweed

Water twice a week the first month. In open soil, watering is not necessary, except in case of intense drought.

Fertilize my common milkweed

A small intake of natural compost fertilizer will not hurt in early winter, to keep a rich soil around your milkweed.

Cut down my common milkweed

Cut dry stems in the fall to "aerate" the massif.

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