Asclepias

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  1. dulcinea

    dulcinea Member

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    I received some seeds from a friend from the Asclepia plant.I dont know the fully name of the plant, it has pink flowers.
    I would like to know how to seed these. Do I seed them outside where they are to grow or do I seed them in trays. How deep, what temperature. What time of year?
    Thank you for your help.
    Dulci
     
  2. HortLine

    HortLine Active Member 10 Years

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    Asclepias is the genus milkweed.l They tend to do well in hot summers, and thrive on poor soil. They are not that great as a rule in our cool lower mainland climate.
    Just a note of caution before you sow the seed!
    Try starting the seed now, inside. Sow on fine soil , cover lightly , place in a clean poly bag in indirect light. Bottom heat helps germination.

    Good growing!
     
  3. cristinadockx

    cristinadockx New Member

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    Hello

    I work with monarch butterflies and I recently posted a question on the forum about the presence Asclepias asperula in Canada.

    Can you and/or your friend,please, tell me if you have a report of Asclepias asperula in Canada?

    Thanks
    Cristina Dockx
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014

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