Plant and Seed Trading forum: Asclepias variegata

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Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Aug 13, 2013 8:52 PM CST
I can't find a source for seeds or plants of Asclepias variegata (Redring Milkweed). Does anyone know where to find these?
Name: Misti
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Mistirose
Aug 14, 2013 9:12 AM CST
hmm they do seem elusive. I found this but its all I could find.
http://bigfootsbotanicals.ecrater.com/p/17468210/redring-mil...
Name: Jason
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jaym1818
May 24, 2015 8:11 AM CST
Hi Clint! I'm also looking for this milkweed, have you come across anything?
Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
May 24, 2015 8:15 AM CST
Someone gave me some seeds, but I can't get a single one to germinate!
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Xeramtheum
May 24, 2015 8:28 AM CST
Don't feel bad, I have Asclepias curassavica seeds and can't get them to germinate either .. I'm thinking they probably have a germination inhibitor in the seed coat. I'm going to be trying again, but soaking them for a week and changing the water twice a day. I'll let you know if that does the trick.
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Name: Jason
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jaym1818
May 27, 2015 5:02 PM CST
clintbrown said:Someone gave me some seeds, but I can't get a single one to germinate!


oh man what a bummer!

bigghockey6
Jul 2, 2015 10:12 PM CST
I had no problems getting my curassavica to germinate. But I find most tropical so easy to grow. Betting red ring milkweed needs cold stratification in order to germinate. I'll gladly take a few seeds if you ever have any extras.
Name: Clint Brown
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clintbrown
Jul 3, 2015 6:24 AM CST
Soak the tropical milkweed seeds in water and they will germinate in it. That's how I did those. I haven't found anything that works with this kind though.
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Chillybean
Aug 12, 2015 6:12 PM CST
I looked into this plant, that is a beautiful Milkweed. It is not native to our area, so I'll enjoy others' photos. :)

Searching the internet, there's not much. The little I find say the seeds need to be sowed outdoors in the fall, or cold stratification if sowing indoors.

This link, third comment down, is very detailed and may help you with getting your seeds to germinate.
http://forums.gardenweb.com/discussions/2038508/ctnchprs-asc...

I like Milkweeds, so I hope this helps.

Edited for grammar... run on sentences. I ramble when I speak, I ramble when I type.
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Name: Becky Panetta
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beclu727
Aug 23, 2015 1:10 PM CST
I wintersowed milkweed seeds, because they need stratification (cold period) and I got some to germinate. I have the milkweed variegata. The plant is struggling where it is and has never had a seed. It does get flowers, but they drop off. I'm afraid to move it but I'm sure it needs more sun. It was here when we moved in (1999) and is the same size still.
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DavidLMO
Aug 23, 2015 8:43 PM CST
Redring Milkweed is a pain to germinate. Does require stratification. I have not had good luck and tried everything except Gibberic acid - may try that next year.

Annually there is a random drawing for these on Gardenweb when a chap has some. Not many.

They are very hard to come by - like Meads. :(
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luvsgrtdanes
Aug 26, 2015 5:15 PM CST
@clintbrown if you are still looking for plants this place has some http://www.pineridgegardens.com/Perennials1.html The web site says sold out but I emailed them and they said they have a few. Now they were not cheap!! I ordered two and with shipping it was $49 Blinking early birthday present for myself Whistling
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