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Re: swamp milkweed
  • Subject: Re: swamp milkweed
  • From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2010 21:54:38 EDT

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
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 - looks 
like a groundcover of seedlings.
I was thinking of potting some up.  Does anyone have experience or 
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.

neIN, Zone 5 

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