These plants were started this past spring and were just going into dormancy when I brought them inside. Only plants with good healthy roots will be selected. Picture examples of the plants being sold are in the last 3 pictures.
This wonderful member of the milkweed family does well in a garden setting. It blooms continuously once established as long as it is doing well (for me blooms May to October). It is a native of the Chihuahuan desert of Mexico and the Edwards Plateau of Texas. The seeds these plants germinated from are from home grown plants grown from seeds that originate from plants near the Kerrville region of Texas (Hill country 2-3 hours east of Austin). Can go from seed to flowering in one season (4-6 months). It is an excellent host plant for monarch and queen caterpillars, and the blooms are an excellent nectar resource for native bees like bumblebees, longhorn bees, leaf cutter bees, mining bees, and carpenter bees (what I’ve seen on them), although they don’t provide pollen.