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Milkweed Plant

Milkweed Plant

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Milkweed is an easy-to-grow plant that is ideal, some would say essential, for many butterfly gardens. Several characteristics that will appeal to gardeners and butterfly watchers alike include its size, flowering time, sturdiness, and it’s natural attraction for butterflies. The Milkweed plant is typically found in Zones 3 to 9. It enjoys full sun but can deal with a bit of shade here and there.

Milkweed Appearance

Milkweeds usually appear in bunches of strong green stalks that could reach up to 5 feet high but typically 2 to 4 feet. Thanks to the sturdy nature of these stems, there is no need to prop them up; they will stand on their own. The leaves are various shades of green, thick, and strong. They grow to about 6 to 8 inches long and 2 to 4 inches wide. It is ideal for planting to place these about 18 inches apart. Additionally, this plant requires no fertilizers and does well in less than perfect soil.

Flowers pods from the Milkweed grow from the top of the plant and usually are found in small groups producing many flowers at once. The flowers grow to about .75 inches and .4 inches wide. They are generally light to dark pink in color and let off a lovely sweet scent.

Milkweed Fruit Pods

Fruit pods also grow on the Milkweed. They are about 4 inches long and are shaped like a sphere, with little nubs growing on them. The pods start out green and as they mature, will turn brown. At this stage, they can be used for flower arrangements. Once they dry completely, they will split open. Many seeds can be taken from 1 pod.

Milkweed A Vital Butterfly Garden Plant

Finally, the Milkweed is an ideal and vital plant for Monarch Butterflies. Not only do they eat the leaves, but they also form their chrysalis and mature and hatch on the very same plant.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
L McFadden
Milkweed Received Great!

The milkweed came packaged well. It was priced reasonably and I received it quickly! I would recommend that you buy it. I am looking forward to watching the Monarch butterflies evolve and fly away!

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Susan Brown

Unable to assess product until spring when I will see if it comes up.

Debbie Mielke
Pink milkweed

They came with great root system. Im sure I will be very happy with them come spring. I feed the butterflies and have many customers that feed and raise them to help monarch population recover. They are always looking for more milkweed to do so

Ryan Burns
Monarch butterfly

I plant milkweed for monarchs. Everyone should do there part to save them