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Milk Weed

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SKU:
282
$14.99
Usage
Flowering, Flower Gardens & Beds,
Usage
Flowering, Flower Gardens & Beds,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Zone
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,
Bloom Color
Pink,
Exposure
Full Sun,
Height at Maturity
Under 3 Feet
Ships
Year Round

Reviews (1)

  • 4
    Good plant

    Posted by Nixon on 10th May 2016

    Love it! It's working! Can't wait to plant more to have an all bunch of these

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.

Shipping Dates
Ships Year Round

Description

Milk Weed - Asclepias Syriaca 

 

Several species of milkweed are standard across the United States. Their flowers are distinctive in shape and colors. Dark green leaves on tall stiff stems highlight this orange, pink, white or yellow flowers of the Asclepias family. Their tall stems mix well with other tall garden flowers. Their strong colors and decorative flowers make great ornamental cut flowers. The sap of the milkweed is white and sticky. Milkweed is perennial. It is a beneficial conservation plant. Milkweed attracts native bees and honeybees as well as several species of butterflies and hummingbirds. Colorful Monarch butterfly larvae feed on the leaves, and each develops into a beautiful chrysalis. Watch them hatch into delicate monarch butterflies.

 

Milk Weed plant can frequently be found in gardens, along roads, and in fields. They will have a bloom that is pinkish to little purple clusters that will hang down. They also will have a green pod that will turn brown and busts open to let out seeds.

 

Milk Weed plant can spread to the ground by rhizomes which can quickly crowd out other plants. When one breaks the stem, it will let out a milky like a sap. Milkweed would make a lovely addition to any landscape. The seeds will spread by the wind catching them and carrying them off.

 

Milkweed has small, delicate flowers that makeup one


This plant will attract butterflies to your area, and usually, the monarch will lay their eggs on this plant. Once the caterpillars come out, they will feed on the leaves. No need to fertilize as these will grow in the poorest of the soil. If you don't care for the seed to spread, you will want to remove the pods before they open, or you will have seeds growing everywhere. Milkweed has a juicy flavor that can be used for food or wildlife animals use it.

 

 

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Milk Weed

 

 

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