is this darker color for A tuberosa unusual?
I have one A tuberosa this spring that is so striking in color. Most of the ones I've seen are quite a pallid orange but this one is stunning. I so hope it sets some seed pods. I'm not having much luck with seed pods setting yet, as there are just not many flying insects around my yard this spring. I think all the storms ran them off or perhaps mama house wrens used them to feed their babies.
Anyway, just had to share these lovely blooms with you guys. You can see in right top corner a bright blanket flower, so you can compare to the vivid color of the butterfly weed. I would love to add a lot more of these plants to my garden. .. Mary
A tuberosa blooms