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Which species of milkweed plants are you SUCCESSFULLY growing in CONTINUOUS growing regions (including central/south Florida, southern California, South Texas, South Louisiana, etc)
Which species of milkweed plants have you UNSUCCESSFULLY tried growing in CONTINUOUS growing regions (including central/south Florida, southern California, South Texas, South Louisiana, etc)
In your CONTINUOUS growing region, do you grow milkweed in containers or planted directly in the garden?
Is running out of milkweed for monarch caterpillars a problem in your CONTINUOUS growing region?
Do you cover milkweed to let plants mature before hosting monarchs?
If you cover milkweed plants, how do you cover them?
After one batch of monarchs devours milkweed in your CONTINUOUS growing region, do you clean/disinfect plants before the next eggs are deposited on the plants?
If you clean or disinfect garden milkweed, what techniques do you use?
If a landscape or gardening company offered a paid service for covering/disinfecting garden milkweed plants in CONTINUOUS growing regions, would you be interested?
Do you have photos of your SETUP for covering milkweed plants in your garden? Please send them in an email to: tony@monarchbutterflygarden.net (Emailed Photos may be included in an upcoming article on MonarchButterflyGarden.net, so please upload high resolution photos) Thank you for participating in the discussion to help gardeners and monarchs thrive in continuous growing regions!
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4/8/2017 11:35:31Calotropis gigantea (giant milkweed)BOTHNoNoSometimesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
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4/8/2017 11:36:22Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)BOTHNoNoNo
No it grows wild......and I cut seeds for containers for the new season
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4/8/2017 11:39:33narrow leaf
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
NoNoYescut back and rinse with waterI would consider it
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4/8/2017 11:39:36Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHNoNoSometimes
I cut them back most of the time and sometimes use a bleach solution depending on whether there are aphids. I root the cuttings and within a couple of weeks I can plant them in a small paper cup or whatever container and grow new plants very quickly.
No
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4/8/2017 11:41:17Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)
I grow milkweed in containers
NoNoYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
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4/8/2017 11:43:17Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)BOTHYesNoYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"I would consider it
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4/8/2017 11:44:10Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)Showy milkweed, narrowleaf milkweed
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
YesNoYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
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4/8/2017 11:49:43Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 11:50:28Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesNoSometimes
Disinfect Plants with a Hydrogen Peroxide Soultion
No
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4/8/2017 11:51:07Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)BOTHYesNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 11:53:03Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
NoNoNoI would consider it
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4/8/2017 12:06:32Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
YesNoNocut it back in January to 2 inchesI would consider it
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4/8/2017 12:09:57Asclepias asperula (antelope horns)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
NoNoNoRinse Plants with WaterNo
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4/8/2017 12:11:22Gomphocarpus physocarpus (balloon plant)Narrow leafBOTHNoNoYesRinse Plants with WaterNo
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4/8/2017 12:19:12Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)Calotropis gigantea (giant milkweed)BOTHNoNoI don't cover.Sometimes
I continually kill Aphids with my fingers and Alcohol. I also kill spider mites with soap water continuously.
No
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4/8/2017 12:23:56Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)BOTHNoNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 12:30:09Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
YesNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 12:30:11Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
NoYesNetting YesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
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4/8/2017 12:32:06Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesNoSometimesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"I would consider it
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4/8/2017 12:32:21Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 12:34:52Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)Asclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed)BOTHYesYesPurchased a 4 ft by 8 ft greenhouseYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"I would consider it
I have photos of my setup
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4/8/2017 12:34:59Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)Asclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed)BOTHNoNoSometimesRinse Plants with WaterNo
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4/8/2017 12:36:13Asclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
NoNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 12:37:13Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)
I grow milkweed in containers
YesNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 12:38:06Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesNoNoYes
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4/8/2017 12:48:39Calotropis gigantea (giant milkweed)BOTHNoNoNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 12:48:52Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)BOTHNoNoI would consider it
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4/8/2017 12:50:33Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)Asclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
YesNoSometimesRinse Plants with WaterNo
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4/8/2017 12:51:10Crown flower BOTHYesNoNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 13:01:42Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)asclepias fascicularisBOTHNoNoSometimesAll of the aboveYes
Covering won't keep the spider mites out. I'm invaded!
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4/8/2017 13:11:41Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 13:16:44Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesYesgreenhouse, pool screen enclosureSometimesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"I would consider it
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4/8/2017 13:19:49Gomphocarpus physocarpus (balloon plant)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
YesNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 13:22:45Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHNoYesI have some in pots on my lanai.YesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
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4/8/2017 13:24:33Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHNoYesNoI would consider it
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4/8/2017 13:34:17Calotropis gigantea (giant milkweed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
NoNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 13:34:36Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesNoYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"I would consider it
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4/8/2017 13:36:36Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesNoSometimesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
No but after reading this I'm going to have to try something
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4/8/2017 13:41:14Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)NoneBOTHNoNoNoCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
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4/8/2017 13:41:19BOTHYesYestentYesDisinfect Plants with a Bleach SolutionI would consider itYes
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4/8/2017 13:42:28Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesNoYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"
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4/8/2017 13:44:25Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)Asclepias asperula (antelope horns)BOTHNoYesTulle, wedding vale materialSometimesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
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4/8/2017 13:45:58Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)Gomphocarpus physocarpus (balloon plant)BOTHNoNoSometimesDisinfect Plants with a Bleach Solution
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4/8/2017 13:48:28Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)BOTHNoNoYes
Water at beginning and middle of season, cut back around Octobet
Yes
Having milkweed at various stages of maturity, the monarchs usually choose the most mature. If the lay eggs on the immature plants I just clip off the leaf and put in floral tube
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4/8/2017 13:55:10Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
I grow milkweed in containers
YesNoYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"I would consider it
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4/8/2017 14:04:40Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)Asclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed)BOTHNoNoYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
Not sure if it is my tablet or the survey but it wouldn't let me select more than one type of milkweed I am growing. I have mostly tropicl but I also have 2 native varieties. When I cut back the plants I clean the cut offs and root them in water to have continuous plants starting to keep up with demand. I only grow outside. I live in central Florida.
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4/8/2017 14:09:01Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)BOTHNoNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 14:10:06Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)Calotropis gigantea (giant milkweed)BOTHYesNoYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"I would consider it
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4/8/2017 14:12:38Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)BOTHYesNoYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
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4/8/2017 14:20:00Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 14:20:30Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)Gomphocarpus physocarpus (balloon plant)BOTHYesNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 14:31:07Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)BOTHYesNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 14:39:31Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
YesNoYesRinse Plants with WaterI would consider it
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4/8/2017 14:46:17Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)
I grow milkweed in containers
NoNoNoI would consider it
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4/8/2017 14:48:14Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)BOTHNoYesI grow them inside screened areaSometimesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"I would consider itna
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4/8/2017 14:59:40Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)
I grow milkweed in containers
YesYes
I grow them in pots and keep them in my enclosed pool area. When they have full growth I take only one plant outside until I see new caterpillars and then I bring it in. It takes all of my plants combined to feed those caterpillars!
NoNo
I also grow giant milkweed successfully but it would only let me select one
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4/8/2017 15:07:33Mexican milkweedAsclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed)BOTHNoNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 15:20:03Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesNoSometimesRinse Plants with WaterI would consider it
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4/8/2017 15:23:12Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHNoNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 15:36:17Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)
I grow milkweed in containers
YesNoSometimesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
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4/8/2017 15:38:45Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesNoYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
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4/8/2017 15:54:10Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesNoNoI would consider it
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4/8/2017 15:54:31NoDisinfect Plants with a Bleach SolutionNo
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4/8/2017 15:57:44Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)
I grow milkweed in containers
NoNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 16:01:22Orange milkweed. Don't know the correct nameGomphocarpus physocarpus (balloon plant)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
NoHaven't does this with my orange milkweedNo
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4/8/2017 16:02:28Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)BOTHYesNoYesRinse Plants with WaterNo
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4/8/2017 16:14:21Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)
I grow milkweed in containers
YesNoNoCut back milkweed stalks to 12"I would consider it
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4/8/2017 16:17:51Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 16:22:01Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesNoNoI would consider it
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4/8/2017 16:23:14Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)Asclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
NoNoYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
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4/8/2017 16:25:34Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)Asclepias fascicularus ( narrow leaf milkweed) BOTHYesNoYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"I would consider it
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4/8/2017 16:29:47Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)Asclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
NoNoNoRinse Plants with WaterNo
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4/8/2017 16:40:13Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed), Calotropis gigantea (giant milkweed)Asclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed)BOTHNoYesBring potted MW into pool lanai NoNo
Also bring cats in w/ mature MW to keep Wasps from killing/eating them!
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4/8/2017 16:45:31Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed), Asclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)
Asclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed), Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed), Asclepias viridis (spider milkweed), asclepias speciosa, asclepias purpurascens
BOTHYesYes
this was the first year- i cut down the tropical MW and removed all leaves Feb 1st. I made mini greenhouses out of IKEA Dimpa bags. I had debated using the 5 gallon paint screeners but decided to go for more of a complete barrier.
Sometimes
Cut back milkweed stalks to 12", Disinfect Plants with a Bleach Solution, Rinse Plants with Water, usually my plants get cut down to 3-5 inches :( and the mamas STILL lay eggs on the newly sprouted baby leaves.
I would consider it
not anymore, my plants are out. most of the tropical is potted bc aphids can be brutal. It's much easier to inspect if i can lift up the plant. The aphids are the reason I've had so much difficulty getting incarnata to grow into maturity.
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4/8/2017 16:45:55Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed), wooley milkweed-but just barelyshowy milkweed
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
YesYesnylon net to the wooley milkweed only-not the tropicalNoNoNo photos
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4/8/2017 16:54:24Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)BOTHNoNoYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
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4/8/2017 16:55:22Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHYesNoYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"I would consider it
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4/8/2017 16:55:52Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed), Calotropis gigantea (giant milkweed), Gomphocarpus physocarpus (balloon plant)Asclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed), Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)BOTHYesYesa 4' by 8' greenhouseYes
Cut back milkweed stalks to 12", Disinfect Plants with a Bleach Solution, Disinfect Plants with a Hydrogen Peroxide Soultion, Rinse Plants with Water
I would consider ityes I sent to you
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4/8/2017 16:56:35Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed), Asclepias verticillata (whorled milkweed)
Asclepias asperula (antelope horns), Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed), Asclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed), Asclepias Perennis (aquatic milkweed), Asclepias viridis (spider milkweed), Calotropis gigantea (giant milkweed), Gomphocarpus physocarpus (balloon plant)
BOTHYesNoSometimesDisinfect Plants with a Bleach SolutionI would consider it
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4/8/2017 16:57:10Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHNoNoSometimesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
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4/8/2017 16:57:35Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed), Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed), I've planted mixed seedsAsclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed)BOTHYesNoSometimes
Cut back milkweed stalks to 12", Rinse Plants with Water
I would consider it
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4/8/2017 16:57:48Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
NoNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 16:58:18Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)BOTHYesNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 16:58:26Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed), Asclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)
Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed), Asclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)
BOTHNoNoNoCut back milkweed stalks to 12", XNo
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4/8/2017 16:58:30Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)noneBOTHYesNoYesRinse Plants with WaterNo
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4/8/2017 16:58:55Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed), Calotropis gigantea (giant milkweed)
Asclepias asperula (antelope horns), Asclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed), Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed), Asclepias viridis (spider milkweed)
BOTHYesNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 16:59:04
Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed), Asclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed), Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed), Calotropis gigantea (giant milkweed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
YesNoNoI would consider it
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4/8/2017 16:59:25Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)
I grow milkweed in containers
YesNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 16:59:42Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
NoNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 16:59:44Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed), Narrow leaf milkweed BOTHNoNoYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
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4/8/2017 17:00:02Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHNoNoSometimes
Cut back milkweed stalks to 12", Rinse Plants with Water
No
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4/8/2017 17:00:02??????????????BOTHYesNoNonaNonot at this time
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4/8/2017 17:00:18Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
YesNoSometimesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"I would consider it
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4/8/2017 17:00:21Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
NoNoYesCut back milkweed stalks to 12"No
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4/8/2017 17:00:37Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed), Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed), planted multiple seed varietiesAsclepias Incarnata (swamp milkweed)BOTHYesNoSometimes
Cut back milkweed stalks to 12", Disinfect Plants with a Hydrogen Peroxide Soultion, Rinse Plants with Water
I would consider it
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4/8/2017 17:01:27Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)BOTHNoNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 17:01:44Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed), Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
YesNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 17:02:20Ascelpias curassavica (tropical milkweed)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
YesNoNoNo
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4/8/2017 17:02:26Gomphocarpus physocarpus (balloon plant)
I plant milkweed directly in the garden
NoNoNoNo
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