Butterflyweed doing great!
Asclepias tuberosa is my wintersowing star! I started 9 or 10 plants from seed this winter, with varying results. But the butterfly weed! It is 2 feet tall, branching, and has buds! Nothing else has grown remotely that well.
I saw my first monarch in the yard this morning. It was checking out the cleome, but the cleome is right next to my butterfly weed. So it is possible there are eggs out there somewhere, or maybe will be one of these days. Can I actually use one of these plants? They are so young I am a little worried about harming them. Of course, I can go pick some swamp milkweed or common milkweed somewhere else, but it is a lot easier to use your own!