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Q.Why are my Milkweed plants not sprouting?

Zone Shakopee, MN | Mull1196 added on May 2, 2019 | Answered

I planted a swamp and Butterfly Milkweed in my Garden 3 years ago. This would be the 3rd year. I really didn’t pay attention last year when they sprouted. Wondering what is usually time in Minnesota that they would sprout? Should I be worried they will not be sprouting due to the cold winter we had last winter? During the 2nd year, it grew 4 times the size they were the year prior.

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Answered on May 3, 2019

I live just south of you and given our weather, this sounds right! Everything is very slow to wake up.
The weather is much warmer for the next days and forecast so you should start to see things green up and grow.
Just a bit more patience is my recommendation!

I do have to say though that my Butterfly Weed only lasts about 2 to 3 years out here, then dies off. I have to restart every few years. We certainly should well be in the correct growing zone; but that's been the case for me for the last 11 years.

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