Wow! This rare milkweed produces deep purple domes of flowers in early summer, broad leaves up to 6” long, this species generally doesn’t produce seed pods but when it does they are nice & fat eventually splitting to release parachute-borne seeds, attracts butterflies, food plant for Monarch & Queen Butterfly caterpillars (Danaus plexippus & D. gilippus).
Plant Hardiness Zones: Zone 5a-9b
Native Range: s. ME, s. ON to MN & SD, south to GA & ne. TX
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