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Q.Milkweed Has Not Produced Flowers. Why?

Zone Ann Arbor, MI | Marcia Krook added on September 24, 2022 | Answered

I have 4 milkweed plants (I believe swamp milkweed, definitely not the butterfly weed.) They are tall, have started branching out, but no buds even visible. These are in their first year. It is autumn now, can I cut them down and hope they produce flowers next year?

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Answered on September 26, 2022

The first thing to do will be to test your soils for deficiencies or pH imbalances. These articles will help:



I would wait until the end of the season to cut it back. Here is an article that will help you with the care of the plant:


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