Host plant for Monarch butterflies. Lovely flower heads of pink attract hummingbirds and butterflies. The vanilla scented flowers are great for cutting. Sear stems with a flame to seal in the �milk.� Cutting also encourages continued bloom. Large seed pods develop in the fall that can be used in dry arrangements. Removal of these from the plant will keep them from self-seeding. Milkweeds are very slow to emerge in the spring.
Blooms: Mid Summer to Early Fall