Milkweed is a native perennial that’s easy to grow, and it attracts a seemingly unlimited list of wildlife to the garden. As the only host to monarch butterflies, growing it is a foolproof way to aid your local ecosystem, and to gain the admiration of your neighbors. Learn how to grow Asclepias now on Gardener’s Path!
Milkweed flowers are a pollinator favorite and a nice option for wildflower gardens. Sometimes, the plants fail to produce the blossoms that make them so unique. It may be that the plants are just too young, but that’s not the only reason. Discover 7 of the most common reasons why your milkweed may fail to flower.
Milkweed is vital to monarch butterflies, so as a caring gardener, you can grow it at home to help out these regal pollinators. But to make sure you’re truly helping and not hurting, it’s important to plant native milkweed species based on your location. Keep reading to find the best milkweeds to grow for your area.
Milkweed is wonderful for attracting monarch butterflies and other pollinators to the garden, and with minimal winter care, this attractive perennial herb will reemerge from its impressive root system year after year. Ready to learn how to winterize your milkweed plants for a bounty of blooms next season? Read more.