Milkweed

Lloyd Gordon

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This is a very tall, ornamental milkweed. The flowers are very nice and butterflies and bees love them. The Monarch's laid lots of eggs on it. Not invasive.

Asclepias incarnata
 

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H2O

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Its hardy there? Maybe not A. curesavica then, unless you've found a perfect spot for it. What do the flowers look like? I would try some for work.
 

Lloyd Gordon

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First Monarch of the year today. My wife saw it out front. The bees love it too. Must be dozens of bees, at least 5 species. Flowers smell amazing. Asclepias syriaca.
 

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plantant

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i am starting my own swamp milkweed seeds and they are currently being cold moist stratified but they are leeching some sort of red stuff
 

Lloyd Gordon

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Just plant them in the garden around 5 mm deep and they will come up when the soil warms up.
 
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