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The CSU Extension office in Broomfield City & County provides assistance and programs for citizens in the areas of Horticulture: Yard & Garden

Milkweed: Xeric Plant of the Month – August

Milkweed flower and butterfly
Photo credit: Jan Hanson

Native to Colorado, showy milkweed and common milkweed play an important role as hosts to monarch (and other) butterflies. Plus, there’s an added bonus: they’re easy-keepers! Well-adapted to different soil types and thriving in full sun, milkweeds also are extremely cold hardy and overwinter without any special maintenance.


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