This must-have butterfly garden plant is a host plant to monarch butterflies!
Water Requirements: Moderate, regular watering. Milkweed enjoys moisture.
Soil: Tolerant of any soil conditions.
Growth Rate: Slow
Bloom Time: Summer
Pruning: Generally not necessary.
Toxicity: Highly toxic to pets and humans if ingested.
Tips: It is best to avoid using insecticide on milkweed plants because they are host plants for monarch butterflies. It is perfectly normal for the leaves to have a few holes in them… be sure to look for caterpillars!