The Milkweed Collection
5 species of milkweed to feed voraciously eating caterpillars.
Butterfly weed
Asclepias tuberosa
Intense, vibrant host and nectar plant
Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata
Ideal for wet soil
Common Milkweed
Asclepias syriaca
Fragrant flowers, extra large leaves to feed caterpillars
Tropical Milkweed
Asclepias curassavica
Colorful, quick and easy to grow
Hairy Balls Milkweed
Gomphocarus physocarpus
Funny sounding name, funny looking plant, lots of well-fed caterpillars
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Butterfly Weed

Asclepias tuberosa

We recommend this species of milkweed for every garden and habitat because it’s a great nectar plant as well as a host plant for Monarchs.

Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias tuberosa

We recommend this milkweed for moist or wet soils. It can do well in naturally dry gardens or habitats that are regularly watered.

Common Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca

We recommend this species of milkweed for feeding voracious caterpillars. The large leaves help grow big, healthy butterflies and keep well in the fridge.

Tropical Milkweed

Asclepias curassavica

We recommend this species of milkweed to help supplement the native milkweeds in the early spring and early fall.

Hairy Balls Milkweed

Gomphocarus physocarpus

We recommend this species of milkweed for dry soil, and full blazing sun locations.  It helps provide food for caterpillars in the late summer into fall.