Purple Milkweed Quick Facts!
Hardy in USDA zones 3a – 9b
Full sun to part shade
Prefers fertile, moist, well-drained soil
Native to most of central, northeast and southeast US
2-3 feet tall by 1-3 feet wide
Beautiful, fragrant purple flowers around July-August
We have seen Purple Milkweed plants frequently die back early the first year. They don’t do much at all the first year. However, they will come back strong in mid spring next year so take care of the roots for the rest of the summer as if a plant was still there (ie light, occasional fertilizer if the other plants around them need it, and water if it gets too dry)!
Could take 2-3 years to flower