Milkweed Plants
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milkweed

Zone oroville, ca 95965 | Anonymous added on May 5, 2019 | Answered

does milkweed spread other than by seeds. last year i got 2 seedlings from several i started. one died, the other matured but didn't bloom. this spring about 2 inches from where the seedling that died was i have another plant growing, and where the one plant matured i now have several at various stages of growth. if it spreads by runners or whatever can it be divided, should it be divided and if so when?

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    Downtoearthdigs
    Answered on May 6, 2019

    Common milkweed spreads by rhizomes (underground runners or roots) which is why it can be such an aggressive spreader.
    Milkweed has a long tap root and does not do well in trying to transplant or divide.

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