FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Talk about anything you want in this forum.

Moderator: Matt

User avatar
By ChefDean
Location: 
Posts:  3854
Joined:  Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:44 am
#368726
Good evening.
My wife's two orange flower milkweed plants (Asclepias Tuberosa) were very productive and put out about 30 seed pods. Each pod contains about 50 seeds. I'm going to sow some, but not 1,500 seeds, I don't need that many. Maybe I'll toss some to the wind out in the country.
These plants were the most popular with the Monarch caterpillars this year, over half the caterpillars we had were on these two plants.
It's actually kind of common around here, but maybe not around your parts.
If anyone is interested in some let me know. I'll PM you my address, you send me a SASE, and I'll get you a pods worth of seeds. They need stratification, so put them 1/4 inch under the soil when you get them and wait until Spring. They're perennials, and they're tuberous, so you can thin them out, move them around, or give away as needed. Plus, you will help the threatened Monarch Butterfly.
These seeds are from me personally, not the seed bank, so they will not count as a request.
Let me know.
120932303_10158993026485680_1441621084882523352_o.jpg
120932303_10158993026485680_1441621084882523352_o.jpg (64.52 KiB) Viewed 3895 times
Matt liked this
User avatar
By ChefDean
Location: 
Posts:  3854
Joined:  Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:44 am
#368732
Shadowtski wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 1:32 am How tolerant are they of the desolate northern frozen wastelands of Suburban Milwaukee?
I might have to sail in an SASE.
Thanks
They're native to the eastern 2/3 of the US including Wisconsin, even up into Canada, so you should be good.
User avatar
By optique
Location: 
Posts:  1035
Joined:  Fri May 24, 2019 11:15 pm
#368733
I get a lot of butterfly's on my plants i call "cat whiskers". the growth tip of the plant is the bloom so it never stops blooming as it grows. they are very hardy and insect resistant in severe drought they will stop blooming.
Image

If you want some seeds let me know i will put some in my next SASE.

Before the plant matures and starts blooming a lot of people think they are pot plants. That alone gets a lot of attention.
User avatar
By MikeB
Location: 
Posts:  779
Joined:  Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:13 pm
#368736
ChefDean wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:28 amMy wife's two orange flower milkweed plants (Asclepias Tuberosa) were very productive and put out about 30 seed pods. Each pod contains about 50 seeds.
I'll be shooting you an SASE in a couple days. I love plants that bring in butterflies and hummingbirds.
User avatar
By optique
Location: 
Posts:  1035
Joined:  Fri May 24, 2019 11:15 pm
#368742
ChefDean wrote:That looks cool. Is it some kind of hemp maybe?
I am not sure, i got my start from my grand mother. I did some digging and the plants real name is "Cleome hassleriana"
User avatar
By Panman
Location: 
Posts:  2109
Joined:  Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:41 pm
#368744
I had some of that once. It took me years to finally get it to stop growing in my garden.
User avatar
By ChefDean
Location: 
Posts:  3854
Joined:  Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:44 am
#368747
Panman wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:28 pm I had some of that once. It took me years to finally get it to stop growing in my garden.
Well, it's for the wife, she wants it. Plus we're (I'm) sowing another variety this fall, and another next spring.
She wanted a butterfly garden, I'm just the muscle to do the heavy work. I'll let her pull it out when she's ready.
sanguinearocks101 liked this
By DragonsEye
Posts:  309
Joined:  Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:22 pm
#368768
Hardiness does depend on the species of milkweed. Some can handle the Great White North ... others can't. But if the Chef has been growing these, then there is the chance they can handle Wisconsin. :)
User avatar
By optique
Location: 
Posts:  1035
Joined:  Fri May 24, 2019 11:15 pm
#384056
@ChefDean, you never gave me a yes or no if u wanted some seeds.

took this photo today, as long as they don't go dry they stay in bloom. the growth tip is the flower
Image
User avatar
By Panman
Location: 
Posts:  2109
Joined:  Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:41 pm
#384058
Argh! Spider Weed! It took me 5 years to finally eliminate those from my garden. They seed profusely and everywhere.

plz and ty

Species guessing game

Yay! Thank you google-search :lol: So here is m[…]

OP is an awesome seller. plants came packed greatl[…]

Looking for heliamphora seeds

Hi I'm located in Singapore and have searched ever[…]

Transactions with MikeB

@MaxVFT: I sold you the contents of the pot. I[…]

One tray of the moss that I got from an eBay selle[…]

MaxVft's Grow List w/pics

The big update has arrived! Updated with the fol[…]

Received! Thank you! Thanks for the extra also! T[…]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!