I have a few types of Milkweed growing in my garden. One is a hybrid ornamental Milkweed called Butterfly Weed, and then there’s this one. I think this might be one that’s native to Canada but it’s growing where I had a tropical milkweed growing a few years ago.
Certainly the tropical Milkweed shouldn’t have survived. Perhaps it reverted to a hardier version. Either way, it’s quite pretty and it’s very large! This milkweed grows to at least five feet tall if not taller.
It’s just beginning to flower as you can see from the photograph above which is a mix of buds and tiny flowers.
The butterflies are certainly loving the milkweed that I grow as well as the petunias, the hosta flowers and the honey suckle vines. I’m sure there are other plants in my garden that they like but I see them most often around the three that I just mentioned.
Perhaps later today I’ll get some new photos of butterflies on flowers.
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