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Nomadicus

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those can be found in the wild in my area. lovely color of flowers and a secondary source of food for Monarchs if the other milkweeds aren't around. the other nice thing about them is that they do not spread by rhizomes/roots like the milkweed does so they're much easier to control. they do have a taproot which does not like being transplanted, so if you start them from seeds plan on having a deep pot for them to get going. :)
 

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those can be found in the wild in my area. lovely color of flowers and a secondary source of food for Monarchs if the other milkweeds aren't around. the other nice thing about them is that they do not spread by rhizomes/roots like the milkweed does so they're much easier to control. they do have a taproot which does not like being transplanted, so if you start them from seeds plan on having a deep pot for them to get going. :)
That photo was taken in a 3+ acre field in TN that was planted just to attract Monarch butterflies. This was the first year it bloomed. Lots of all kinds of pollinators came but not a single Monarch to be seen that first year. I never got a chance to go back the next year or afterwards as we relocated to a farm of our own.
 
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