A variegata - Red Ring Milkweed - setting flower heads already!
This plant is already setting flower heads, well, actually, the baby behind this one is, too. Why do they bloom so very early? I told myself last fall I'd pinch back a stalk or two, just to see what would happen, to see if it would produce another later flower head on the same stalk. Maybe having it bloom later would help to produce a seed pod. But I'd hate to permanently damage the plant. I'd want to kick myself if I killed it. It puts on so few leaves on each stalk and I'd think the plant needs the leaves to feed itself. What do you guys think?
A variegata - Red Ring Milkweed - May 1, 2013