Orange milkweed asclepias tuberosa starter plant. Grown in biodegradable pot. Orange milkweed is slow growing plant for sunny medium to dryer areas. Like all milkweeds, it is the host for monarch butterflies although they do not seem to rely on this one as heavily as others. Orange flowers are popular with other butterflies and pollinators.
NOTE! These milkweed are slow growing and it often takes 2 years before they are big enough to produce flowers and at least 3 to produce larger clusters They will have very small stems and won’t appear like much in spring until they are older. Keep an eye on them, but don’t kill them with kindness too. They have a long taproot that needs to get established.
These have gone dormant for the year, but still have excellent root growth and can be planted anytime the ground isn’t frozen. Just treat as is though it were still growing and water through any prolonged dry spells. If ordered in the fall they may still have some foliage or yellowing foliage but in late fall or winter will just be old stems. Planting dormant plants is a great way to get plants established for next season!
All of our plants are grown in biodegradable fabric pots. The containers are around 4″x4 1/2″ May be planted in the pot or removed. If kept on, I suggest ripping the sides of the pot for easier root penetration.