Milkweed - Knowledgebase Question

Thornwood, Ne
Question by bennie35gray
May 2, 2010
I had milkweed in several places in my yard because it is the host plant for monarch butterflies which I love to encourage. However the only one that came back was in full sun - the others were in afternoon sun. Could this be the reason? Are there any particular soil conditions needed? Thanks!


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Answer from NGA
May 2, 2010

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Full sun and well drained soils are what milkweed prefers so I suspect that those that died just didn't get the right exposure to sunshine. I'd find a sunnier spot in the garden - I'm sure the plants and the butterflies will appreciate it. Enjoy your garden!

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