globe shaped bloom 4' stalk

toad08(7 South Carolina)June 24, 2014

This plant is in bloom now. globe shaped bloom, whitish or dusty rose color. 4' stalk, lots of latex in stem.. Slightly fragrant. Herbaceous.

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Some species of milkweed..... Asclepias

    Bookmark   June 24, 2014 at 11:39PM
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Looks like common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca). I just love milkweeds.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2014 at 12:02AM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

nice fragrance ...

attracts monarch butterflies ... look for the babes eating and crawling around on it .... start where you see a chewed on leaf .. see link

can become a reseeding nightmare ... i am not sure if it will be perennial for you ... as i never figured it out here in MI ... after 2 mild winters.. i was thinking it was... but there sure are a lot missing after this last winter ...


Here is a link that might be useful: link

    Bookmark   June 25, 2014 at 9:30AM
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Worth having and if you don't want it there are probably people and natural areas (parks) that would love to dig it up and take it to their yard to support monarchs or pollinators in general.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2014 at 9:39AM
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toad08(7 South Carolina)

I have about 10 or more of these common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca which are beneficial to monarchs. I saw a monarch near these plants yesterday. The roots seem to go all the way to China. What is the best way to propagate these, what time of year?
This link states to propagate by rhizome. I haven't seen any, just a long root.
Thanks for everybody's help.

    Bookmark   June 25, 2014 at 11:40PM
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TulsaRose, Tulsa OK(7a)

Propagation (Growing Milkweeds)

Here is a link that might be useful: Propagation (Growing Milkweeds)

    Bookmark   June 26, 2014 at 7:50AM
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