family jewels milkweed
Asclepias physocarpa or family jewels milkweed or hairy balls – as some of our customers love to call it, is actually to southwest Africa. In Mexico it is sometimes called Mexican Christmas tree because the seed pods/balls are on the tree at Christmas time. They are an excellent nectar plant for all bees and butterflies and are good food for the monarch caterpillars. Plant in full sun to part shade.