To direct sow, plant seeds in debris-free, well-worked soil that has been deeply watered. I would not recommend depending on this variety as a host plant, although it is a viable milkweed option for monarch caterpillars. That is, nip off some 4″to 5″of stems from standing plants, prune leaves and place stems in water containers inside a warm room to see if any root development takes place. Plus I have pots of milkweed growing good… They are from my last year milkweed from seed pods. Keep in mind this is not an exhaustive list of milkweed container gardening ideas, but these are some of the options gardeners have reported the most success with…happy gardening! Purchase a large bag each of peat and potting soil, as many plastic seeding trays as you'd like, and milkweed seeds at a gardening store.
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