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Milkweed Vine, for Those of Us Who Have Trouble Growing Other Milkweeds

By frostweed
October 21, 2014

I have great hope for this plant to provide the abundant Milkweed we need to raise many Monarchs and Queens. This plant is also a powerful magnet for all kinds of pollinators, including bees and many other butterflies.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 21, 2014 8:06 AM CST
Josephine, Thumbs up what a nice article about Climbing Milkweed Vine (Funastrum cynanchoides) Anything we can do to help the Monarch's and other butterflies is a good thing. I think I might have to give this one a try!
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Name: Ken
East S.F. Bay Area (Zone 9a)
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CaliFlowers
Oct 21, 2014 8:37 AM CST
Are there any sources for plants or seeds of this vine?
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Oct 21, 2014 1:28 PM CST
Thank you Lin, I feel very strongly about helping the butterflies.

Lin and Cali, I am sorry that I don't directly know of sources for this plant. My plant was given to me by a friend, and it has done very well, but so far it has not produced any seeds, I think it needs cross pollination to set seed.
So far I have only been able to propagate it by cuttings. Maybe it will eventually set seed, we shall see.
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