A weed?

novaflora(zone7 - No. Va.)July 18, 2010

I don't remember planting this, though it's possible I did it intentionally and then forgot about it. Anyway, I've let it grow just to see what it was -- but I have no idea what it is! Can anyone tell me?

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dianasan(z5a Mtl)

It's milkweed. I let it grow in my garden for monarch butterfiles.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2010 at 7:11PM
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novaflora(zone7 - No. Va.)

Thanks! I think I must have planted it intentionally, since I've been trying to add butterfly-friendly plants, but then I seem to have forgotten that I'd done that. :(

Diansan, do you let the seedpods mature and drop their seed? I'm wondering if I'll have way too many plants if I let that happen ...?

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 10:14AM
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dianasan(z5a Mtl)

My first milkweed was a volunteer. I leave the pods on because my beds are mulched and I don't get too many new plants sprouting from the seeds. I think I have about 4 or 5 plants growing this year.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2010 at 10:48AM
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