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Milkweed Common


Pompoms of pale pink starbursts branch from a single elegant stem. A vital host plant for the monarch butterfly and an important nectar source for beneficial pollinators. Edible if cooked correctly. Used for twine and medical in folklore.

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Data sheet

Zones: Annuals (Grow in All Zones), 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Growth Cycle: Perennial
Water Needs: Low, Moderate, Low/Moderate
Light: Full Sun/Partial Shade, Full Sun
Soil Type: Clay Soil, Silty Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil, Peaty Soil, Chalky Soil, All - Tolerant of Most Soil Types.
Edible: Yes, with Caution
Color: Pink
Height: g: Up to 3 Feet, h: Up to 4 Feet
Growing Instructions: Sow in fall 1/8”deep into finely raked soil and barely cover. Sow in spring after 30 days cold stratification. Keep moist until germination about 7-14 days at 70-75F. Drought tolerant.
Special Features: Butterflies and Pollinators, Medicinal Value
Growth Rate: Moderate
Already Cold Stratified: Yes


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