Helpful Gardening Tips
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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships Year Round|
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.