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Milkweed germination time?

Posted by novicegardenerevan 8 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 17, 11 at 22:12

How long does it take for butterfly weed and swamp milkweed to germinate i stratified then planted them but they still have germinated in a week only 1 or two?

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RE: Milkweed germination time?

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 18, 11 at 10:16

The germination of many of the milkweeds can be erratic, meaning not all seeds sown will germinate at the same time. You could expect to find seedlings over a period of even weeks, not days.

RE: Milkweed germination time?

I am growing milkweed this year, as one of my "test plants." I had 3 of the seeds germinate after just a few days (4-5). The others never came up. I only wanted one or two plants though.

RE: Milkweed germination time?

Oh okay guys i might just get those rogue seedlings then put then cover up the flat and put it outside and hope for sprouts in spring

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