Lavender-pink flowers, similar to common milkweed (A. syriaca), but less aggressive and with slightly smaller flowers, June–August. Visited by hummingbirds and a wide variety of bees and butterflies, including monarchs. Seed from Dixon County, Nebraska.
Milkweed leaves are the only food source of monarch caterpillars. Their flowers are also a great nectar source for the butterflies and bees. You’ll be surprised by the different leaf shapes, fragrances, and flower colors these native milkweed varieties have to offer, from orange to pink to white. Milkweed is
taprooted, so once it’s planted, it’s hard to move.