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Common Milkweed

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(Asclepias syriaca) Help feed hungry monarchs! Milkweed is the only food source for Monarch butterfly caterpillars, which are in decline partly due to a lack of food and habitat along their migration route. The urban sprawl and monoculture farming that's now ubiquitous across North America often doesn't leave much room for the wild spaces both milkweed and monarchs need to make their living. Every summer we see a few dozen monarch butterflies in our milkweed patch. Lets plant a monarch garden in every neighbourhood!

3'-4' perennial plants, with fragrant clusters of flowers loved by bees. The young shoots are edible (and quite tasty). Plants spread with rhizomes. 50+ seeds

-Grown by Annapolis Seeds

Keep in mind, this is the native but potentially invasive Common Milkweed, so plant it in a corner it can go wild without being in the way. For a "better behaved" species that won't take over your garden, I'd suggest Swamp Milkweed