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Oct 3, 2016 2:19 PM CST

I want to start a Monarch station and have Milkweed (Asclepias seeds - Autumn Blaze) and I live in Wilmington NC. Can I get some advise on when to plant and (2) can I start them inside for the winter or should I wait till spring? Thank you so much and God bless!
Oct 3, 2016 3:34 PM CST
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Can't really tell what you have... Angry
At my house, I plant asclepias seeds in the garden as soon as they are ripe.
The only asclepias that I've ever had a problem with winter planting is the tropical milkweed.
Theres a number of threads where we discuss the difficulty of growing milkweeds here in the southeast... You will want to plant the like carrots.

The thread "Milkweed and Monarchs (is this a young monarch)?" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum
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Oct 3, 2016 7:10 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Our native milkweeds have to be planted immediately. And they hate pots. Smiling

Plant them now and plant them where you eventually want them to grow. Hopefully, the seeds you have aren't too old.
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Oct 3, 2016 7:40 PM CST
Name: Sally
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kind of weird- I see a number of listings for Autumn Blaze "species' without naming any particular species. But a lot of people don't care to get that ..specific.
Could be tuberosa. In any case, I agree with Daisy. Good luck! it is fun when you get monarch cats.
Plant it and they will come.
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