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Posted by Glen4sure 7a (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 22, 14 at 19:51

I found this growing on the side of a country road. The color is orange and I think the plant has a tap root.


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RE: ? milkweed

Yes its a milkweed. Aesclepias currassavica or A tuberosa. I get them confused . My money is on the tuberose because of hardiness and your area.


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Yes that's Asclepias tuberosa, common names butterfly weed, orange milkweed.


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And don't try to transplant it. It's nearly impossible.


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I just succeeded in transplanting one. It was not as developed as the one pictured. I accidentally cut off part of the root, so was surprised that it made it. I watered it deeply every day, until it was clear it was going to survive, and protected it from the sun for the first couple of days.


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It does grow very easily from seed. I Winter Sow them each January.


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Can I place it in a pot until I transplant it in the fall?


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