Asclepias syriaca cutworm'd (sigh)

dbarron(z7_Arkansas)April 21, 2014

I put in a small pot of A. syriaca to see how it'd do, the emergent sprout was quite strong, certainly a year or year and a half old plant, and reached about 1 to 1.5 inches before it was cut down by those other lepidopteran pests that I'd like to smash. Lol, I plant for monarchs, but I hate cutworms..oh well )

Anyway, is it likely that the root will push forth new growth this year, or did the cutworm do me in totally for the pot ?

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docmom_gw Zone 5 MI(5)

It's worth giving it more time, but I'd also get more seed in some dirt somewhere to hedge my bets. Do you have seed? Check over at the exchange forum at the "adopt a milkweed newbie" thread. I think they have multiple threads due to high number of posts.


    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 7:14AM
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Nope, this was a purchased plant.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2014 at 8:15AM
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mary_littlerockar(8a-7b mid Arkansas)

I think it's likely you'll eventually see new growth from the root.


    Bookmark   April 24, 2014 at 2:34PM
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