Caring for Milkweeds, Part 2

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Q: I noticed yesterday that some of the milkweed seed pods are covered with bugs (immature box elder?). Is that something to worry about or just let them be? Don’t worry about them.  These are probably immature milkweed bugs  Oncopeltus fasciatus. There are two species, large and small milkweed bugs. These are probably nymphs and will become more colorful as …

Caring for Milkweeds

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Q: My butterfly weed is blooming well and attracting butterflies!  What can I do to help it continue to grow? A: Thank you for contacting us with your milkweed question. First, I’m so happy that your milkweed is thriving and blooming and attracting monarchs. It will attract other butterflies as well, like tiger swallowtails. These are native plants, and they …