Lovely Butterfly Milkweed Garden Plants

Lovely Butterfly Milkweed Garden Plants

Butterfly milkweeds are perennial wildflowers that are popular garden plants because it attracts butterflies. The milkweed garden plants are perennial plants that grows from deep rhizomes. Its main stem is mostly solitary, that branches out to many sturdy, rounded, hairy stems. It is generally five to six feet tall, although many new cultivated varieties are shorter in height and more branching. The leaves are simple, broad, and ovate in shape with a reddish stripe along the midrib, and sparsely hairy above, and densely hairy on the underside. The flowers bloom in late summer, and are tiny and grow in clusters of 20 – 100 per pod. Each flower has five petals, with an erect lobe that stands up. The flowers come in an array of pleasing colors; white, purple, red, pink, orange and yellow. The flowers exude a very heady aroma.

Milkweed garden plants are non-fussy in nature. They are also invasive in nature, so their growth needs to be controlled. As they develop rhizomes, one can mow them down completely during winters. Mowing them down, anywhere from late spring to early summer, will result in no-show of flowers. If one has planted them in containers, move them indoors during winters as they are not frost tolerant. They do well with minimum fertilizing and water. As the plant contains milk sap, excess of fertilizer and water will set rot in them. Many pests inflict them, like aphids, true bug, etc. Using pesticide often gets rid of them.

Outdoor Garden With Butterfly Milkweed Plants

Outdoor Garden With Butterfly Milkweed Plants

Butterfly milkweed plants has clusters of orange flowers and bright green foliage. It has been used for medicinal purposes by Native Americans and for fibers to make cords and ropes.

Butterfly Milkweed Garden Plants With Green Leaves

Butterfly Milkweed Garden Plants With Green Leaves

One of the primary reasons for the popularity of butterfly milkweed is that its nectar attracts a variety of butterfly species including Fritillaries and Swallowtails.

Butterfly Milkweed Garden Plants With Orange Flowers

Butterfly Milkweed Garden Plants With Orange Flowers

When grown in the garden, butterfly milkweed is a relatively low maintenance, hardy garden plant.

Amazing Butterfly Milkweed Plants In Your Garden

Amazing Butterfly Milkweed Plants In Your Garden

Proper care will ensure that your milkweed grows well and attracts many fluttering Monarch butterflies to your garden.

Flowering Butterfly Milkweed Plants In Your Garden

Flowering Butterfly Milkweed Plants In Your Garden

Not only do milkweeds look great in flower gardens, but the monarch butterfly has quite a taste for its flower nectar.

Orange Butterfly Milkweed Flowering Plants

Orange Butterfly Milkweed Flowering Plants

Butterfly milkweed is found throughout the United States in the wild; habitats include prairies, open forest areas, roadsides, fields, and meadows.

Outdoor Flowering Butterfly Milkweed Plants

Outdoor Flowering Butterfly Milkweed Plants

The flowers of the butterfly milkweed grow in clusters that consist of multiple tiny, orange, star-shaped blossoms.

Garden With Orange Butterfly Milkweed Plants

Garden With Orange Butterfly Milkweed Plants

Butterfly milkweed features a sturdy stem with long, narrow, bright green lance shaped leaves that grow in an alternating pattern.

Growing Butterfly Milkweed Plants In The Garden

Growing Butterfly Milkweed Plants In The Garden

Butterfly milkweed is a tall wildflower, typically growing to a height of approximately 18 to 36 inches (45.7 to 91.4 cm).

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