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Beginner Flowers: planting milkweed

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muddymom
Bryant, IN

October 16, 2012
9:14 AM

Post #9307026

I am planning a butterfly garden and wish to include milkweed and goldenrod. I can find no information on the best spacing for planting. The area is a semicircle approximately 9 feet across with the milkweed plants centered and goldenrod to the outside edges.
SHWby
Sharon, MA

June 10, 2013
5:03 PM

Post #9554106

I have been reading about how to create pollinator habitats, including milkweed. Here are some helpful links:

http://www.monarchwatch.org/milkweed/prop.htm

http://www.livemonarch.com/growinginstructions.htm

http://www.ourhabitatgarden.org/creatures/milkweed-growing.html

Suzanne

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juhur7
Anderson, IN
(Zone 6a)

June 10, 2013
6:34 PM

Post #9554225

Depends on the goldenrod , my is tall wild and overwhelming .it can easily overpower my milkweed if it is not kept cut .. I have a maximillion sunflower center with the goldenrod on the north half round and the milkweed on the south .
I suppose if you don't mind invasives you could let honeyvine milkweed grow on any of that , I grow that one on the beans and back bed trees presently

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