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can you plant milkweed plants in the fall

By January 2, 2021 No Comments

If you’d like to start preparing for spring the easy way, plant your perennial milkweed seeds (and plants) in the fall. When sowing the seeds I place 3 seeds in each hole. If you do scatter them loosely by hand, come spring when the seeds start to germinate you may want to thin them out if they are extremely close together. Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) produces purple/pink flower clusters that wildflower gardeners love. So plant your seeds in the late fall. See more ideas about milkweed, plants, milkweed pods. Thanks!

  • Hi Jim, congrats on getting on spreading more milkweed to support the monarch population in the upper midwest. Milkweed plants survive the winter in cold regions by going dormant. In warm weather regions, it usually works better to start seeds in the fall, winter, or early spring. Learn about varieties which help to replenish nutrients to your soil. loading="lazy" itemprop="image" srcset="https://monarchbutterflygarden.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/zion-national-ark-asclepias-asperula-288x300.jpg 288w, https://monarchbutterflygarden.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/zion-national-ark-asclepias-asperula.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 288px) 100vw, 288px" />

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