This selection is one of the most widely distributed Milkweed species in the U.S. White to light green flowers bloom in July providing nectar for bees, hummingbirds and a wide variety of butterflies, especially Monarchs. Looks terrific planted with native grasses, coneflower and black-eyed Susan's.
An absolute must for the Monarch lifecycle
Huge nectar source for all butterflies
Perfect for massing and naturalizing in the gardens
Easy to grow, drought and moisture tolerant
Deer tend to leave this plant alone
From Montana east to Vermont, south to Florida and east to Arizona.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Milkweeds are the host plant for Monarch butterflies. The entire lifecycle of these butterflies, from caterpillars to adults, revolves around this plant.
Best located in a sunny dry spot, but will tolerate average to moist garden soil as well.