Milkweed Plants
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Growing Milkweeds in pots How deep for taproot?H

Zone Prescott, Az 86301 | Johnsmithler added on February 10, 2018 | Answered

How large a pot is needed for the taproot when growing on a patio/DECk? What is the best kind of soil mixture? I'm a senior and never tried this before, though a longtime gardener.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on February 11, 2018

It would be hard to say, as some cultivars have a longer taproot than others. I would say the tallest container you can find. At least a foot tall, but I would recommend more.

You can use a regular potting mix, or mix compost in with it. This will be fine.

Here is an article for more information on growing milkweed: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/milkweed/growing-milkweed.htm

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