- May 13, 2019
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Hello fellow pond and fish and plant keepers. Is this normal for a swamp milkweed. It's about 4 foot tall but it has lost alot of its bottom leaves.
You'd be amazed at how well the camouflage.
@JBtheExplorer Not to hijack this thread, but do you have a preference when it comes to the various varieties of milkweed? My experience with “swamp” milkweed was a bust. I recently bought something from Home Depot that was listed as “butterfly weed,” so assume that it is A. tuberosa. Is that one what they call “tropical?” And then there is “common” milkweed.
The aphids destroyed most of my native milkweed and the tussock moths ate what the aphids didn't get. Swamp and tropical milkweed just starting to bloom now but not a lot of monarchs around.
I would not cut them. Mine are just now producing buds on mostly empty stems.
I love tropical milkweed - so pretty! And even though it's "tropical" mine re-seeded in other parts of my garden (and my neighbor's... ahem). So word to the wise - cut off the seed pods before they burst unless your neighbors are as crazy about milkweed as you are!
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