How many types of milkweed are there?
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Moreover, which milkweed is best for monarchs?
Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) Tropical milkweed probably wins the contest for the Monarchs favorite milkweed in most gardens.
Also Know, what does common milkweed look like? Common Milkweed- Asclepias syriaca Leaves: broad and thick, 10 to 20 cm long, arranged in opposite pairs on the stem and with pubescent undersides. Flowers: pale pink or violet, arranged in almost spherical umbels. Fruits: large spindle-shaped fruit, bumpy, rough and downy.
Similarly, it is asked, does milkweed come back every year?
Technically it is a perennial, but if you run into issues like I did (no leaves emerging) then re-seed and cut back old foliage. Perennial milkweeds grow back year after year. They provide habitat for traveling Monarch butterflies. As a reminder, it is ideal to grow milkweeds that are native to your state if possible.
Is butterfly milkweed invasive?
Myth #1: Milkweed is an invasive weed. It may have “weed” in the name, but there are over 100 species of milkweed native to the United States and none of them are considered “noxious weeds”.