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May 28, 2018 3:41 PM CST
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I'm completely new at this and I've never had plants delivered before I want to know what size pots I would need for the bare root plants


If anyone could help please thank you
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May 28, 2018 4:12 PM CST
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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I germinate mine inside a folded wet paper towel , inside a ziploc bag or plastic container and when they sprout , plant them into a 3 inch pot or directly in the ground.

If you are planing to keep them in pots only two or three plants per 3 or 5 gallon pot , they do get bigger and fuller growing in the ground / garden bed though.
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May 28, 2018 4:51 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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I'm not familiar with growing Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) from seed but according to information in our database (the blue link above) the seeds need to be stratified at 40ยบ for one month and germination takes between 30 - 120 days.

I read at one website that seeds can be directly sown in the ground in fall, for spring sprouting or they can be done with the cold stratification indoors during winter for planting out in the spring.
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May 28, 2018 6:18 PM CST
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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they do not need any cold stratification , Swamp milkweed and other maybe yes ,
but Butterfly milkweed do not need light or cold period to germinate.

I have grown swamp , butterfly and tropical milkweed from seeds.
Swamp milkweed was the only one I had to chill first
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May 28, 2018 6:37 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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It looks like that info in our database needs to be deleted.
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May 28, 2018 6:39 PM CST
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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after looking at Prairie moon nursery page and seeing they do indeed sell bare root plants.

I think the answer lilahmorgan wanted to know is what size pot they can grow bare root plants in.

and like I said in my first post I recommend one or two plants per 5 gallon or larger pot

this is a 3 yr old picture of plants I planted in a pot 4 yrs ago and it has returned again this year too.
but it no where near as full or tall as the ones I planted in the ground at the same time.

A pint can't hold a quart , If it is holding a pint it is doing the best that it can.
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May 28, 2018 6:47 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Ukraine Region: Florida Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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Confused The first photo shows information on a seed packet so I thought she was planting seeds. Green Grin!
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May 28, 2018 6:54 PM CST
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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I kind of did too , and I guess I tried to cover all the bases just encase.

it was a little confusing seed pk pics and bare root plants in comment.
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