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Rocky Mountain Gardening: Milkweed - Asclepias seeds?

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Erie, MI
(Zone 6a)

October 22, 2006
6:12 PM

Post #2840352

I am looking for seeds of any of these Milkweeds... can anyone help me?

(Asclepias arenaria) sand milkweed
(Asclepias cryptoceras) pallid milkweed
(Asclepias engelmanniana) Engelmann's milkweed
(Asclepias hallii) Hall's milkweed
(Asclepias involucrata) dwarf milkweed
(Asclepias latifolia) broadleaf milkweed
(Asclepias macrotis) longhood milkweed
(Asclepias oenotheroides) zizotes milkweed
(Asclepias pumila) plains milkweed
(Asclepias rusbyi) Rusby's milkweed
(Asclepias stenophylla) slimleaf milkweed
(Asclepias subverticillata) horsetail milkweed
(Asclepias uncialis) wheel milkweed
(Asclepias viridiflora) green comet milkweed

Thanks much!
God bless,
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

October 22, 2006
7:45 PM

Post #2840546

I have not seen these plants around my area, but you can order seeds for Hallii and other asclepias at the following url

J.L. Hudson gets very good ratings in the Garden Watchdog and I have delt with them myself with good results.

Salt Lake City, UT
(Zone 6a)

October 25, 2006
6:57 PM

Post #2849563

I have a weed that has come into my yard from a patch of my neighbors after doing a search on the net I believe it is speciosa - showy milkweed if you want some dmail me your address - can I ask why you want? I have let some go because they are a host plant for cat's but they can get out of hand...
Middleton, ID
(Zone 6a)

August 14, 2007
10:15 PM

Post #3857219

Like MQN, I have Asclepias Speciosa, commonly known as Davis Showy Milkweed. It has grown in several places throughout my back and front yards for several years and has remained contained in those areas. Except for a few, I don't allow all the seed pods to burst, so I think that's why it has remained contained.

This particular milkweed is 'showy'! It draws many species of insects including the Monarch and other butterflies and bees. This plant grows to about 4 feet tall and is very easy to maintain. Just today, I cleaned out a small patch because I wanted to plant coleus in that spot. It is easily removed from the ground, but it is a good idea to wear gloves when handling it.

Wishing you the best on your search!


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