Pink Swamp Milkweed wins our most versatile plant award for its ability to grow in most soil and sun conditions while displaying beautiful pink flowers treasured pollinators everywhere.

  • Common Name: Milkweed, common milkweed
  • Botanical Name: Asclepias syriaca
  • Family: Apocynaceae/Asclepiadaceae
  • Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
  • Mature Size: 2 to 4 ft. tall
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun
  • Soil Type: Any well-drained soil; tolerates clay soil and poor, dry conditions
  • Soil pH: 4.8 to 7.2
  • Bloom Time: June to August
  • Flower Color: Pink, mauve, white
  • Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9 (USDA)
  • Native Area: Eastern United States

Common Milkweed is found growing wild in ditches and on the side of the road.

Host plant to:
Milkweed Tussock Moth