Purple milkweed is similar to common milkweed in flower color and leaf shape, but is more compact and colorful and doesn't spread as much.
In addition to being a host plant for the monarch butterfly, many other butterflies and bees will visit. It's bitter taste makes it fairly deer and rabbit resistant.
Uses: pollinators, host plant, hummingbirds
Bloom time: May - June
Height: 2 to 4 feet
Space: 1.5 to 2 feet
Sun: Sun to medium shade
Moisture: Dry to average