Plant and Seed Trading forum: Anyone have some Common Milkweed seeds I could have/swap?

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Name: Christie
43016 (Zone 6b)
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cwhitt
Jan 10, 2017 10:53 AM CST
Anyone have some Common Milkweed seeds I could have/swap? I live in Ohio. All I have to swap is a mix of sunflower seeds, or a small (not big enough to bloom yet) Papilio Amaryllis bulb, or a small (ALMOST, but not quite big enough to bloom) Minerva Amaryllis bulb. Or maybe a few Sempervivum (Hens & Chicks) Would not need the seeds right now, but in early spring. If you swapped for one or both of the bulbs, would need to wait until spring to ship when the weather warms up. I want to plant the seeds to encourage Monarch butterflies in our area. Thanks.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 10, 2017 11:27 AM CST
Hi cwhit,

Two things to think about:

1. Fresh Milkweed seed is best. Old seed doesn't germinate well. Make your contact for seeds now but wait until the new crop next fall to get them.

2. If you have not seen Monarchs in your area, planting milkweed will not bring them to your area. If you see them flitting by, then you can encourage them them to stop by planting Milkweed.
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Name: Christie
43016 (Zone 6b)
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cwhitt
Jan 10, 2017 11:41 AM CST
Thanks for the info. Have not seen any Monarchs, but our public library, about 4 blocks away, held a special day last summer where they were asking everyone to plant milkweed as part of their program for the "Monarch Trail". I have only seen swallow tails, but I figure Monarchs must be in the area since the group specifically came to our library. Did not even know the Monarchs were in danger.
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Michigan (Zone 5b)
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crazypetunias
Jan 11, 2017 11:47 AM CST
Milkweed plants like to grow in my garden every year. I can try to save the seeds this fall. I will post in the fall if they look good.
Name: Christie
43016 (Zone 6b)
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cwhitt
Jan 12, 2017 7:53 AM CST
@crazypetunias - THANKS!
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Jan 13, 2017 4:34 AM CST
Hi Christie, I have some milkweed seeds I can send you. Please T-Mail me with your address where I can send them. They are milkweed that grows wild here in Iowa in the ditches and in my flower beds.
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tx_flower_child
Jan 13, 2017 12:22 PM CST
@cwhitt - sending you a tree mail.
Name: Megan L
Marshall, NC (Zone 6b)
megangrowsfood
Jan 23, 2017 5:43 PM CST
The organization Save Our Monarchs will also send milkweed seeds for SASE!

www.saveourmonarchs.org
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