Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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Description'Cinderella' Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a feast for pollinators in your garden! Clusters of pale pink flowers bloom are heavily laden with nectar and pollen. It continues to bloom through the summer, and by fall, the spent flowers turn into large seed pods. The lance-shaped foliage serves as an important food source for Monarch butterfly caterpillars.
This native perennial is easy to grow, deer resistant, and drought-tolerant, making it a great choice for any gardener! Maintenance is a breeze, and it is generally disease-free. Swamp milkweed is ideal for meadow gardens, native plantings, and wildlife sanctuaries. Plant it in a sunny spot to support your local pollinators!DetailsBotanical name:Asclepias incarnata Common name: Swamp milkweed Zone: 3 - 9 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Height x width: 2-4' X 1-3' Flower color: Pink Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Summer Bloom time: Summer Features: Rain gardens, rabbit resistant, native, deer resistant, best for beginners Uses: Accent, Border, Cottage gardening, Erosion control or embankment, Ground cover, Massing, Naturalizing, Slopes, SpecimenHow To GrowSoil: Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-draining soils. Light: Sun (> 6 hours sun) Water: Dry to medium moisture Spacing: 1-1.5 ft. apart Fertilizing: It doesn't need consistent fertilizing. You can do a very light application the first summer after planting. Winterizing: No specific care is needed. Propagation & pruning: Because of a very deep taproot, moving or dividing is not recommended. No pruning is needed.
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8 Native Milkweeds for Monarch Butterflies
Milkweed plays a vital role in the Monarch butterfly lifecycle, serving as a host plant for monarch caterpillars. Without milkweed, we wouldn't have Monarchs.
The milkweed sprig that arrived has not grown even one leaf. If you’re looking for an really expensive set of non-flowering, short leafy sticks - I guess this is it.
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Monarchs are happy
Plants arrived looking great, were easy to plant and have done great. I am very happy with your company.
I received a plant - not a small twig with dirt, an actual plant with 6 or 7 stems. It was so big they had to gently bend the branches over a bit during shipping. It's in my yard and is thriving. I also bought 4 Hello Yellow Milkweed plants which are also thriving. I would order again from Great Garden Plants!
My milkweed is doing incredibly well as is everything I've purchased from Great Garden Plants. They are my new go to for happy healthy plants!