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Asclepias or Monkey Balls Plant

by Flowergardengirl

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Asclepias 'Fur Balls or Monkey Balls' plant

Milkweeds attract Monarch Butterflies and my Fur Balls plant is no exception.

I grew esclepias 'Monkey Balls or Fur Balls' plant this year and it has  been a blast to watch. You can read about it on my blog. Search the sidebar for Monkey Balls. 

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The plant grows beautiful clusters of hanging flowers and then forms hairy balls--which are the seed pods of course. Monarch butterflies love them and at the moment, I have 10 caterpillars on each plant. Fascinating plant. 

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asclepias, butterfly plants, monkey balls, fur balls

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marcydiané commented on 06/01/12
I&#x27;m guessing this is not something we can grow in Seattle :-( Too bad, it looks like a great plant. I saw it in Raleigh on the gardening tour and instantly loved it!
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chief cultivator commented on 09/30/09

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