Milkweed Plants
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Milkweed planting

Zone zone 6 | nawnie1 added on April 29, 2016 | Answered

I have a large plant that comes back each summer. The problem is I didn't know how big it would get at first. It has kinda like 2 sections. I planted it originally right in the middle of my garden. Can I separate it and move the section that seems to have split? If it will kill it, it won't be moved. There is a story behind this plant and I won't take a chance killing it if I can't move it! Please send me any information that I can read! thanks, Jewell Kelley

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on April 30, 2016

    It is very difficult to transplant or move Milkweed successfully.
    They have a very long taproot that can grow as much as 2 feet deep.
    You have to dig quite deeply to get all the tap root.

    You can have some success with small seedlings but the larger plants are nearly impossible to move.
    Here is a link with care information.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/milkweed/growing-milkweed.htm

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