Native Milkweed

Native Milkweed

Regular price
Sale price
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price

Milkweed is essential to monarch butterflies, and native milkweed is the healthiest source of food for monarch caterpillars. No butterfly garden is complete without it!

If planting in a container garden, use a tall/deep pot that can accommodate a long taproot.

Mature height

3 feet

Mature width

2 feet

Sunny or Shady


Sun Exposure Type

Type 1-3

Spring/Summer appearance

White flowers

Fall/Winter appearance

Leaves drop. 

Wildlife support

Monarch butterflies.

Freeze Hardy


Botanical Name

Asclepias var.


Aquatic milkweed (Asclepias perennis) is ideally suited for shady areas with moist soil.