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Old 06-11-2011, 02:14 PM
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Question anybody in FL


Do you grow a milkweed? Is it invasive?
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Old 06-11-2011, 05:56 PM
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I've grown it several times without problems. As far as I know milkweed is not invasive with the exception of common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca).
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:52 PM
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I grow the Mexican milkweed (orange and yellow varieties), they are on the invasive list, aren't they? but since I like them I snip off the seed pots.

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Old 06-11-2011, 08:45 PM
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I just checked, yes they are. I grew the same variety and never had a problem. Obviously I was lucky . Good idea to snip the pods in this case. Nice catch GT!
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Old 06-11-2011, 10:56 PM
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Thank you Zorfox and GT, That is the one I got (orange and yellow). GT thank you for the tip, because I kind got upset after seen this plant on the invasive list and was going to return it, but decided to ask you guys first and I am glad I did.

What are you doing to get it more bushy? It is leggy right now .
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:57 AM
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just cut it back, it will get bushy
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:42 PM
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Thank you GT! Already planted. One more child to take care and water LOL


PS USF will have a summer plant sale 50 vendors 07/09/ 2011 just in case you need more children LOL
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:09 AM
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thanks, I plan to be there. I am always on the lookout for more plants
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:07 PM
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it would be nice to meet in person. anybody you know form plant swap is planning to attend?
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:21 AM
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not sure, never thought of asking around
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:50 PM
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I dig up wild ones in Dunnellon, Fl and plant in my yard.


I live in a very rural wooded area and around this time of the year you can easily spot them growing along our dirt roads in the neighborhood. I wait until most people are at work or in school and then go foraging along the roadside digging them up to plant in my butterfly garden. lol I figure they haven't really been taken too far from their home that way and I get to enjoy the butterflies they attract. I have never had them become invasive. Our roads are all heavily wooded with undeveloped properties so no one really cares if I dig up some wild flowers I am mainly picking a time of day where I won't interfere with traffic out to the main roads. I also migrated some wild blackberries when I moved here back in 2004 and now they are invasive, lol but the berries are so good. Last year I picked 42 lbs of blackberries, I bough a juicer and used it to remove the seeds and filled my freezer with gallon bags of juice cubes that I made in ice cube trays for my smoothies. lol
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Old 03-23-2014, 10:08 AM
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I have butterfly weed in my yard. (This plant is also called butterfly weed). So far it has only made one smaller plant. So its not too bad.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:52 PM
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Hi I became plant swap chair of Galv. Co. swap by March of last year just before my 2nd swap. This year will be my 3rd swap; have just gotten cuttings ready as I unloaded our greenhouse a couple weeks ago. Found several milkweed seeds, I hope to have lots of sprouted babies by end of May for everyone at swap. Our theme of this years swap is "Help Save the Monarchs", planting milkweed will help keep monarchs alive. This milk weed is the ONLY plant the monarch butterfly will lay its eggs on. We need more gardeners around the world to plant more of this.

There is an ancient American Indian Fable about butterflies:
“To have a dream come true you must seize a butterfly. Whisper to the butterfly what your request is and then set it free. This tiny messenger will carry your wish to the Great Spirit in the sky and it will become true.”

Experts have known for years that monarchs are declining. But now the numbers are so low that the species is in danger of collapse.*http://buff.ly/18g7m4n*

You can help us Save the Monarchs:
http://www.mlmp.org/
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:49 PM
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Well, the one plant that I had has turned into 4, but ive seen much worse as far as invasiveness. I keep the spreading under control by selling the seeds off on Ebay when the pods open up.
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Old 08-27-2016, 09:22 PM
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help save the monarchs I have not seen any this year at all, they were plentiful the past years info to help save the monarchs: monarchmilweedinitiative@gmail.com
www.fws.gov/savethemonarch/ the monarch is a important pollinator
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