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Where does milkweed grow best?
Best growing practices suggest milkweeds be planted in the sunniest parts of your yard or garden….Our friends at the Xerces Society and their partners, have put together these guides for nectaring plants by region:
- Northern Plains.
- Rocky Mountains.
- Southern Plains.
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What is the best milkweed to attract butterflies?
Female monarchs will lay eggs on all nine milkweed species, but they prefer some over others. Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) and common milkweed (A. syriaca) averaged the highest number of eggs.
Where should you not plant milkweed?
It is not recommended to plant milkweed within 10 miles of the coast in central and northern California where milkweed did not occur historically. Instead, plant a variety of flowers native to your region that provide nectar from early spring through fall to support monarchs and other pollinators.
Why is milkweed a problem?
Milkweed hosts a protozoan parasite called Ophryocystis elektroscirrha (OE). As caterpillars, monarchs ingest the parasite along with their normal milkweed meals, and when they hatch from their chrysalises they are covered in spores. “It’s a debilitating parasite,” Satterfield says.
Why is milkweed illegal?
Last month, county Agricultural Commissioner Ed Williams prohibited the sale of a tropical milkweed called Asclepias curassavica after the California Department of Food and Agriculture classified it as a B-rated noxious weed. That means the state considers the species detrimental and counties can ban its sale.
Will milkweed take over my yard?
The common milkweed is very aggressive and can take over your butterfly garden very quickly. Luckily, there are several less aggressive alternatives that serve butterflies and pollinators. The key is to match the milkweed plant to your garden’s conditions.
Will deer eat milkweed?
Despite milkweed’s toxicity, there are many creatures other than monarchs that eat the leaves of this amazing plant. Deer and rabbits have been reported to eat milkweed leaves, and there are many other insects that feed on milkweed such as milkweed bugs, tussock moths, queen butterfly larvae, and more.
What flowering plant is deer resistant?
Daffodils, foxgloves, and poppies are common flowers with a toxicity that deer avoid. Deer also tend to turn their noses up at fragrant plants with strong scents. Herbs such as sages, ornamental salvias, and lavender, as well as flowers like peonies and bearded irises, are just ?stinky? to deer.