Growing Butterfly Weed (Milkweed) | It’s Many Benefits & When To Harvest The Seed
Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) is a type of milkweed that is commonly grown in the garden. Besides being a beautiful, ornamental perennial that can be grown in USDA climate zones 3 and up, butterfly weed is great for attracting beneficial insects to the garden while creating habitat for the Monarch Butterfly.
Here’s where I got my original Butterfly Weed seed:https://www.rareseeds.com/milkweed-butterfly-weed/
Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) in Farmington, Connecticut By Ragesoss (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
Monarch In May.jpg by Kenneth Dwain Harrelson [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Caterpillar by © Derek Ramsey / derekramsey.com, via Wikimedia Commons GFDL 1.2 https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMonarch_Butterfly_Danaus_plexippus_Feeding_Down_3008px.jpg