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Milkweed Plants : Buterfly gardening at its best with this type plant, The regal monarch butterfly recently landed on the endangered species list. But one action you can take to help restore their numbers is adding milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) plants to your garden.
Planting Milkweed Could Save the Monarch Butterfly
This North American native species provides nourishment for the larvae of the monarch butterfly. Indeed, milkweed is the only plant that can give its eggs, larvae, and newly hatched caterpillars protection from predators and the sustenance they need.
Since monarch butterflies only exist on the North American continent, from Canada to Mexico, it makes sense that they adapted along with this once-abundant native plant.
As America grew from the east coast, large swaths of natural meadows fell victim to land clearing for development. Most likely unknowingly to the earliest developers, they destroyed the food necessary for the monarch to raise their young.
Scientists placed monarchs on the endangered list with one bright spot. If every gardener across North America plants milkweed, there is still hope. We can reverse this cycle by restoring the habitat the monarch butterfly needs for its survival.
Besides being the nectar that could save the monarchs, milkweed is a grand flower that deserves a sunny spot in your garden.
A full-grown Asclepias incarnata plant can reach a stately height of almost five feet. You may wonder how the weight of the long, narrow, willow-like leaves, tall stalks, and flowers don't topple the plant. Don't worry--the long taproot will keep Asclepias incarnata well-secured all season long. Furthermore, the long taproots of the plant will help keep your soil loosened for proper water and nutrient absorption.
The gorgeous cotton-candy flowers bloom in vibrant pink, purple, and lavender hues. Milkweed gains that fluffy appearance as many small, vanilla-scented flowers form around a central flower in a clustered head.
The perennial plants seed themselves, forming inside pods that dry out in the summer heat and then burst open to reproduce the following season. They are easy-growing plants that want nothing more than a full-sun location, well-amended soil, and moisture--but with good drainage.
The name milkweed refers to the white, sticky fluid you would see if you break off a stem.
Do Your Part to Save Monarch Butterflies…Order Milkweed Today
Please feel free to order milkweed today--the existence of monarch butterflies depends on concerned gardeners like you.
Posted by Amy Windemuth on Aug 23, 2022
I only got 2 plant very healthy plants
Posted by Frank on Aug 05, 2022
Received 4 Milkweed roots (supposed to be a pack of 3) within the same week ordered. Customer Service was responsive and polite per online Chatting experience.
Planted the roots the same day received. Results pending.
Posted by Julie Hotes on Aug 05, 2022
Great service ( very quick) and plants arrived in perfect condition!
Posted by W Z on Aug 04, 2022
Ordered 2 sets of 3 Milkweed plants. They were shipped quickly and arrived nicely packaged. They were planted immediately, but have not shown signs of life yet. Essentially these were just small 3-4” long sticks with root buds. I expect that they’ll grow into healthy plants eventually, but anyone ordering these should expect to patiently wait for regrowth over a period of weeks to months. That being said I have confidence in TN Nursery and would order from them again.
Posted by Margot on Aug 02, 2022
Check with me the spring
Posted by Olin Whitener on Jun 20, 2022
I hope planted the bare roots properly. I did not receive proper instructions on the best way to plant them. You need to be more specific.
Posted by Roger Adams on Jan 12, 2022
Growing up really fast. Love the flowers.
Posted by KHC on Jul 16, 2021
will definitely order from them again
Posted by c on Jun 30, 2021
great product, look forward to bloom
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
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