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Briscoe of The Growers Exchange says: "We have the annual Asclepias Silky Mix. Planted here, it always attracts Monarchs. The plants will flower early, but the caterpillars usually eat all the leaves by late summer. So to have lots of caterpillars, your plants will end looking well chewed. A. tuberosa is the perennial native version and also attracts Monarchs. The choice between annual and perennial Asclepias would mainly be about which works better in your garden."