Welcome to Pollinator Pulse! Today we are going to explore the Silk Milkweed.

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7 Jun

Welcome to Pollinator Pulse! Today we are going to explore the Silk Milkweed.

The common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is one of the best known wild plants in North America. Children love to play with the white fluffy top in autumn and butterfly enthusiasts love to plant milkweed to attract and feed monarchs. This exceptional and elegant plant has fragrant, and beautiful multi-colored blossoms in midsummer and is a favorite at Green Seasons.
Fun Fact: During World War II, American schoolchildren collected milkweed floss to fill life preservers for the armed forces.

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  • Barbara Schweer

    Barbara Schweer

    Where can I buy Milkweed seeds: SWAMP MILKWEED (Ascledias Incarnata), BUTTERLY MILKWEED (Asclepdias Tuberosa), and MATELEA FLORIDANA (FLORIDA MILKVINE). I live in Lakeland and want to expand my butterfly section in my backyard. I am a homeowner, not business owner. I have Milkweed and a lot of Monarchs flying around. After Hurricane Irma, there were large butterflies I had never seen before, almost like they blew in with the wind. Do the Milkweed come in just one standard color for their group?

    • Roger Triplett

      Roger Triplett

      You can call our office to order. We grow Asclepias Incarnata, it would be better to wait until Spring or until this cold weather passes.941.776.1605

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The common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is one of the best known wild plants in North America. Children love to play with the white fluffy top in autumn and butterfly enthusiasts love to plant milkweed to attract and feed monarchs. This exceptional and elegant plant has fragrant, and beautiful multi-colored blossoms in midsummer and is a favorite a […]
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