All Things Gardening forum: California Milkweed Anyone?

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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Apr 28, 2016 8:16 PM CST
Asclepias californica

Anyone grow this?
Know where seed may be had?

Asking for a friend and heck -- maybe myself. nodding
This is one I have not tried.

Searches on the internet draw mostly blanks, though Xerces says it is widely distributed.
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Name: Jim D
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jimard8
Apr 28, 2016 8:37 PM CST
You might post on the Pacific coast gardening or the southwest gardening forum ,
or the The California native plants society . possibles ?
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Name: Carol Roberts
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CarolHB
Apr 28, 2016 9:33 PM CST
I picked up some milkweed seeds at Armstrong, but that's here in Ca. I just googled "milkweed seeds" and they are in lots of places. Burpee, Park, https://www.livemonarch.com/free-milkweed-seeds.htm, americanmeadows.com/Milkweed-Seed‎, etc. Asclepius is the botanical name.
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Name: David Laderoute
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DavidLMO
Apr 28, 2016 10:14 PM CST
Thanks. Bit I am looking specifically for A. californica. It's "common" name is California milkweed. Looking for a friend. I have ~ 15 + species, but not this one. It's funny cause she actually lives in California, just not very plant savvy esp WRT species of milkweed.
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Name: Carol Roberts
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CarolHB
Apr 28, 2016 10:36 PM CST
[url=www.growmilkweedplants.com/california-native-milkweed.html]www.growmilkweedplants.com/california-native-milkweed.html[/url]
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greene
Apr 29, 2016 5:26 PM CST
You mentioned Xerces; this link has "seed sources" near the end of the document:
http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/xerces-nrcs...
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Name: David Laderoute
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Apr 29, 2016 7:21 PM CST
[quote="greene"]You mentioned Xerces; this link has "seed sources" near the end of the document:
]http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/xerces-nrcs...

Been there and done that.

"Other Common Milkweeds
Four other native California milkweeds have a fairly wide distribution and occur in a variety of plant communities, but are not yet widely available from commercial sources.

So Xerces was no help either.

And http://www.growmilkweedplants.com/california-milkweed-asclep...

No help either.

I also posted in the other Forum Pacific coast gardening. No useful info over there yet.

I think this MW species is about as esoteric as Meads - i.e. impossible to find. Though I did view a Meads MW plant at a U of MO Research station on Thursday. Now I have a fuller and more complete life as it is endangered.
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