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May 16, 2020 8:32 AM CST
Franklin, MA
Late last summer/early fall we purchased 2 Swamp Milkweed plants. We read all the planting directions and found a nice sunny spot for them. Now they are just twigs. What can we do/what did we do wrong?
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May 16, 2020 9:04 AM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Welcome to the site!

I would not give up on them, mine are very slow to start every year.
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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May 16, 2020 10:19 AM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Milkweeds are usually the last thing to show up in my garden.
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May 16, 2020 10:26 AM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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Hi lunasmom, Welcome!

I agree, don't give up on your Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) You will likely see new growth in the coming weeks!
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May 16, 2020 12:40 PM CST
Franklin, MA
Thank you! I truly appreciate your responses.
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