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Hello Yellow Milkweed

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Flowers are golden yellow and displayed in a flat-topped arrangement providing a nectar-rich feast for a variety of pollinators,especially the monarch butterfly. This easy to maintain, long-lived perennial likes full sun in well-drained, to gritty soil and tolerates dry conditions. For long-lasting cut flowers sear the ends of the stem with a flame. Stimulate a second bloom cycle by deadheading. Grows to 20-24”. 

40 seeds

 

 

PLANTING

Asclepias tuberosa

Perennial, zones 3-8

Germination: 14-30 days, cold treating aids germination

Germination Temperature:Optimum soil temperatures 65-75ºF.

Seed Planting Depth: Sow ⅛-¼” deep

Starting Indoors: Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Cold treat seed by sowing into moist soil or paper towel, wrap in a clear plastic bag, and place in the refrigerator for 2-3 weeks. Provide 65-75ºF soil temperatures until germination. Transplant new seedlings into individual biodegradable peat/cow pots/paper pots. This helps reduces root damage when transplanting. Transplant around the last frost date,12-18” apart.

Sowing Outdoors:Direct sow outdoors in early spring or early fall, spacing 3-5 seeds every 12".

Growth Habit:Upright

Height and Width:20-24” by 18-24"

Spacing: 12-18” apart

Light Needs:  Full sun

Soil Needs: Average, well-drained

Approximate days to flower from seed:Blooms in the second year. May bloom the first season when started early indoors, mid to late summer thereafter.

Uses:  Wildflower and cottage gardens, cut flowers, deer resistant, low maintenance, attracts butterflies and beneficials

Care: Water seedlings regularly until established. Deadheading encourages a second bloom and reduces self-seeding. 

 

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06/08/2019
Cindy
Great germination

Of course, I just planted these in spring, so they won't bloom this year, but I had great germination and the plants are very healthy and seem true to type.