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Re: swamp milkweed

Me, too. One of our milkweed seen by the highways and in fields is
Asclepias tuberosa, a bright orange; I wish the common name wasn't
"Butterfly weed" as it is oft-putting to many newer gardeners. It likes
hot, dry areas so is good for a drought resistant beds. We also have
Asclepias incarnata, A. quadrifolia, and A variegata.

ETN Zone 7 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com> 
To: gardenchat@hort.net 
Sent: Thursday, June 10, 2010 3:01:00 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern 
Subject: Re: [CHAT] swamp milkweed 

I would LOVE some seeds!!! 

On 6/10/10, Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote: 
> Of course, some of the people who want me to get rid of my 
> beloved milkweed are the same ones who will pay dollars for 
> the pods. If mine make good pods and seed this fall - they 
> don't always - I'll be glad to share seeds. Just remind me in 
> the fall - my memory isn't what it once was. 
> Auralie 
> In a message dated 6/10/2010 10:55:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
> cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil writes: 
> 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. 
> Cyndi 
> -----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 
> about 
> too. 
> Kitty 
> 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. 
> > APL 
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