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Old July 26th, 2010, 09:00 PM
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Gorgeous plant, chico, and it obviously is lovin' this summer Look at all those blooms!!!!

Originally Posted by chico2 View Post
They do really love the Butterfly-Bush,I think I would like some Milk-Weed too,how can I get some???
Do the nurseries sell them??
Native plant nurseries usually offer them as bare roots ready for planting. Choose your spot wisely, though--common milkweed is lovely and the monarchs use it, but it sends out rhizomes each year and sprouts up in the lawn and the rest of the garden. I used to just nip the sprouts off when they were a couple inches tall if I noticed them in the neighbors yard (which I did often ... whoopsie ) Not all milkweeds are that invasive--I have whorled milkweed that seems less robust, and butterfly weed which is the orange milkweed that grows wild out here--both bought from a native plant nursery. The common milkweed that grows in my hummingbird garden, though, is a volunteer.
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