Swamp Milkweed - extending its life

butterflyman(5)April 13, 2014

Here in St. Louis, we find it hard to keep Swamp Milkweed alive for very long. Even though it is supposed to be a perennial, after a couple of years it may not come back.

Does anyone have any tips for keeping this milkweed alive for a longer period of time?

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Leafhead

My suggestion is to start from seed every year. I also hear it starts well from cuttings. You can also augment with other Milkweed species.

John

    Bookmark   April 13, 2014 at 12:14PM
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leubafr(z8/9)

It does start easily from cuttings........just put in water and wait for the roots. Then just plant it.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2014 at 11:05PM
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