Down in S. Florida, the milkweeds I cut back about 2 months ago are OUT OF CONTROL! I'll have to snap a pic next time I'm at mom's...but they are just huge. Unfortunately, out of about 12 cuttings, only two seem to have taken strongly...but one is tropical milkweed and the other is giant milkweeds, which are great.
I saw plenty of eggs on the milkweeds, but quite a few seemed to be dark grey, perhaps black. Are they just about ready to hatch, or are they dead already?