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Asclepias
May 28, 2018 12:03 PM CST
My question is: Will any variety of Milkweed (Asclepias) serve as a host plant for the Monarch butterfly or does it have to be Butterfly Milkweed ( (Asclepias tuberosa)?

My location is Daytona Beach FL - Zone 9
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
May 28, 2018 12:17 PM CST
Any type of milkweed will work! I've grown Tropical Milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) and the Monarch's lay eggs and then the Cat's feed on the leaves:


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Asclepias
May 28, 2018 1:20 PM CST
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Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
May 28, 2018 1:30 PM CST
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~ I'm an old gal who still loves playing in the dirt!
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot!


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