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RE: swamp milkweed
  • Subject: RE: swamp milkweed
  • From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI" <cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2010 07:54:01 -0700

We don't have it here, I had to go look it up. I love the seed pods. 
I have only seen a monarch butterfly here once, I think it must have
been lost. We get a couple tiger swallowtails every year, and the
painted lady butterflies in the spring. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Kitty
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 8:09 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] swamp milkweed

Get rid of it?  Don't they realize its value?
"Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies and leaves are a food 
source for monarch butterfly larvae"
I have A incarnata and A. tuberosa.  I'd like to have a few A syriaca

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Aplfgcnys@aol.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 8:54 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] swamp milkweed

> Not swamp milkweed, but the common sort - I have growing
> beside the large boulder my driveway comes around.  It is just
> magnificent right now, and so fragrant.  People tell me to get
> rid of that weed, but I think it is so handsome.  I can't imagine
> a better border for the drive/boulder.  I put a specimen in the
> flower show last weekend, and it got a blue ribbon.  I don't
> think the judges realized just what it was, since I only named
> it Asclecpias syriaca. Some people viewing the show were
> impressed.
> In a message dated 6/9/2010 8:35:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> Last fall I sent a few of you some swamp milkweed seed.  Any results?
> I think every one of the seeds that fell from my plants germinated -
> like a groundcover of seedlings.
> I was thinking of potting some up.  Does anyone have experience or
> knowledge
> of how long they'll take to become a flowering plant?  A few seasons 
> maybe?
> I got my plant as a big field-grown bare-root; I don't know how old it

> was.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
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