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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone - 3 through 8
Bloom Season - Summer
Bloom Color - Pink to White
Height at Maturity - One to two feet
Soil Type Preferred - Any well-drained soil, drought tolerant
Sun or Shade - Full sun
The common Milkweed is the plant that most people refer to as this plant, although a few hybrids are growing in the east and west.
The Milkweed is known for growing to relatively tall heights with the average garden variety reaching between three and five feet in height. In the wild, the Milkweed can reach a height of eight feet to provide the perfect feeding ground for butterflies and bees.
One of the reasons for the popularity of Milkweed is its impressive flowers that bloom in the heart of the Summer months.
These white to pink flowers form in a spherical shape on the end of long stems to create a bunch of around 100 flowers on each stem in the middle of its bloom season. The white to pink flowers of the Milkweed contrast well with the dark green leaves of the plant that are oblong.
This species is a native of the Southern Great Plains with the ability of the plant to grow in different environments. The Milkweed has been found in the wild growing in the Plains, ditches, fields, and along roadsides. The Milkweed is not an edible plant for humans, but for some wildlife of the U.S., the milky sap can be an important source of food. The Monarch butterfly can be encouraged to move into a garden or yard when the Milkweed is planted in a prominent position. When grown from seed, the Milkweed can be transplanted in the Spring to give it time to set down its roots in time for a mid-Summer bloom season.