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Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) is a wildflower with very beautiful clusters of pink flowers in summer and is a favorite larval food for Monarch butterflies.
Asclepias (Milkweed) are sun loving plants that are essential perennials for monarch butterflies providing food for caterpillars and nectar for adult butterflies. They bloom from mid-summer into early fall and, with their milky sap, are resistant to rabbits and deer.
Asclepias can be divided into two groups for plant care; Asclepias tuberosa with orange (sometimes yellow) flowers and all the other species with pink (sometimes white) flowers.
Preferred growing conditions:
Oftentimes, Milkweeds won't grow much their first season in the ground, so be patient. They are establishing their root system and crown. By the second growing season, the plants will begin to get bigger and look more robust. Asclepias species are an odd bunch and don't behave like many other more familiar perennials. So be patient and accept their quirky nature.
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Did the cold stratification as described.
from Moorhead, MN
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Comments about High Country Gardens Asclepias incarnata Seeds:
Did the cold stratification as described. Now they are in peat pots in the sun covered with plastic - trying to get a spout. Nothing yet after a week. Any other ideas to get them growing?
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Wish They Germinated and Grew more Easily
from Sheridan, WY
I just can't get these guys started but I'll keep trying. Eventually I'll find the perfect way to get more of them to germinate and survive transplanting in the flower bed.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for your feedback regarding the Asclepias Incarnata Seeds. These seeds can be a bit more challenging to grow as they do need to go through a cold stratification period in order to grow successfully. Cold stratification is very important for the germination and growth of Milkweed as it helps break the seeds natural dormancy cycle.As we do understand that there can be many variables in gardening, we are truly committed to our customers satisfaction and we stand behind all of our products with our 100% guarantee. Please contact us at your convenience and we will be more than happy to go over some resolution options with you. Happy Gardening!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
All duds - not one geminated!
By Experienced gardener
from Chester, NY
All duds - not one seed geminated!
Merchant response: Thank you for your feedback regarding the Asclepias Incarnata Seeds. These seeds can be a bit more challenging to grow as they do need to go through a cold stratification period in order to grow successfully. Cold stratification is very important for the germination and growth of Milkweed as it helps break the seeds natural dormancy cycle. As we do understand that there can be many variables in gardening, we are truly committed to our customers satisfaction and we stand behind all of our products with our 100% guarantee. Please contact us at your convenience and we will be more than happy to go over some resolution options with you. Happy Gardening!
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