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Asclepias syriaca - Common Milkweed

Image of Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) taken by Allendan Seed Company
SKU: 49
Return Policy

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is a tall noticeable species, and is one of the easiest and fastest to establish of the milkweeds, as it spreads rapidly by rhizomes and seed. The large, round lavender flower heads are formed at the tips of the stems and are a magnet for insects of all types. The large seed pods form in late summer and disperse fluffy seeds through the wind in the fall. The seed fluff has been used as fibers by Native Americans, in flotation devices during WWII, and in pillows/comforters today.


Soil Moisture:  Dry, Moderate

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun

Height:  3' - 5'

Spread:  2' - 3'

Hardiness Zone:  3 - 8

Bloom Color:  Lavender

Bloom Time:  June, July, August

Attracts:  Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators, Hummingbirds

Return Policy

Returns of standard seed mixes and individual species must be made in the original unopened packaging within 10 days of delivery. If you wish to return live plants, you must do so within 5 days of delivery. Returns of standard mixes, individual species, and live plants are subject to a restocking fee of 25%. Custom seed mixes may not be returned. When returning non-damaged goods, the buyer is responsible for shipping charges, and return shipping may be made by whatever means the buyer selects.

Allendan Seed Company warrants that the seed it sells will conform to the label description as required under state and federal seed laws. The seed labels show independent lab testing results, and the absence of weed seed is not represented or guaranteed. It makes no warranties, expressed or implied, of merchantability, fitness for purpose, or otherwise, which would extend beyond such descriptions. In any event its liability for breach of any warranty or contract with respect to such seed or plants is limited to the purchase price only. Allendan Seed Company further limits to the purchase price any liability of any kind on account of any negligence whatsoever on its part with respect to such seed or plants. By acceptance of the seed or plants, the buyer acknowledges that the limitations and disclaimers herein described are conditions of sale and that they constitute the entire agreement between the parties regarding warranty or any other liability.

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