Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed) features showy orange (pure native) or yellow (selection ‘Hello Yellow’) flower … Continued
browsing plants: Monarch larval hosts
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• Butterflies: Flying Flowers in your Garden!
• A Vital Connection: Native Plants and Butterflies
• Long Lips Farm Caterpillar Foodplants
• Butterfly Bartending: Nectar Flowers
• Long Lips Farm: Selected Butterfly Nectar Flowers
• Bee Friendly: Plants for Bees and Other Pollinators
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Common milkweed produces dusty pink flower clusters in mid-summer atop large, glossy leaves that resemble … Continued
Clusters of white blooms, from mid-summer to autumn are nectar-rich, attracting butterflies galore. As the … Continued
Native to the Eastern, Southern and Midwestern United States similar to the range of the … Continued
Produces copious amounts of nectar especially adored by bumble bees. Flowers have a sweet odor … Continued
Showy milkweed produces dusty pink flower clusters in mid-summer atop large, glossy leaves that resemble … Continued
‘Silky Deep Red’ blooms scarlet red and yellow two-tone. ‘Silky Gold’ sports yellow blooms. Both … Continued
Attracts Monarch butterflies and a host of other insects while being tolerant of heat and … Continued
Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun, plants may self-seed in … Continued
Swamp milkweed sports lightly fragrant flower clusters from early summer through fall. Plants grow 3-5′ … Continued
Plants grow up to 4′ and produce white flowers. This species prefers medium-wet to dry … Continued
A long lived, low maintenance perennial, this cultivar of our native A. tuberosa offers months … Continued