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The Swamp Milkweed Is Back; Time To Start More

Milkweeds are some of the last plants to emerge in the spring. The swamp milkweed (A. incarnata) popped up last week and unfurled some leaves today. No sign of the butterfly milkweed (A. tuberosa). I hope it survived the winter! It was small.

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The tropical milkweed is pretty much ready to plant, but I'm just not quite satisfied with my milkweed population yet. I'm going to pick up more peat pots and start more incarnatas and tuberosas this evening. I'd also like whorled milkweed seeds. You're just not a legit butterfly garden without at least three perennial species, right?

Right. Now where are those butterflies??