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frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 9, 2008
11:03 PM

Post #5875867

Right now I have about 20 of them potted and waiting for next year's Monarchs, I just rescued a friend's caterpilars,
he had nine of them and no food left, so my potted plants came to the rescue.
I wish I had every single one of the milkweeds, but so far I only have two, Mexican Milkweed, Asclepias curassavica
and Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata.
Josephine.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

December 10, 2008
4:46 PM

Post #5877973

Josephine ! So good to hear form you!

Sounds like I need to help you find more seeds :-)

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 10, 2008
6:51 PM

Post #5878310

It would be nice to get different types, especially for the Fielder House garden.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

December 10, 2008
7:13 PM

Post #5878372

Would be nice - what types are you on the look at for?

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 10, 2008
8:12 PM

Post #5878567

Basically any of the Texas natives I like them all.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

December 10, 2008
8:24 PM

Post #5878603

I know what you mean :-) Just did not know if there was a special few that would be just perfect - Mitch

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 10, 2008
8:37 PM

Post #5878652

They are so hard to start from seed and when they do the seedlings are very weak and most of them die, I have never had any luck with any but these too that I have.
Oh by the way, I went to a nursery in Weatherford and found an Apache Plume for $25.00
A little pricey, considering that it looked rather pitiful, but I just had to have it. I planted it on the slope we shall see what happens, it would be great if it works out.
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

December 10, 2008
10:38 PM

Post #5879039

Wow... that is a lot but you are right I never got them to get bigger then about 6 inches and them fall over dead...
Fitsy
Hayesville, NC
(Zone 7a)

December 15, 2008
2:51 PM

Post #5893581

Thanks very, very much for the info! I am trying to
introduce milkweed to my plot. Last year, the red swamp
milkweed seeds didn't germinate, as far as I can tell.
I "winter sowed" them
Fitsy

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