Is Red Milkweed Good for S Deschutes?
We received Red Milkweed instead of Showy Milkweed Seed. Will Red Milkweed attract butterflies okay here in South Deschutes? I see it’s zone 3 so the zone is okay.
Deschutes County Oregon
Hi, The two most suitable milkweed for this area are Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa) and Narrow-leaf milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis) as they are native. I would try to exchange them for the showy if possible. I don't know if red milkweed will grow here, but there is some risk of invasiveness, etc.