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    Missys Brother, estreya, jayden, welso

    okay - so this was the first year I had butterfly weed in the garden.  These I bought at the garden center in the spring.  I should have looked it up!!  It's the tropical variety!!!  I read on some blogs that some have had success in overwintering it in 7b, but it's really an 8-10 zone plant.  :(

    But I will mulch with hay as recommended... see if it winters over because it grew fantastically this year!!  And they are still blooming up a storm.

    BUT... I also read these are easily propagated through cuttings!!!  So I just cut some shoots, they say strip the bottom leaves off (because the leaves will otherwise rot in the water), and placed in a cup with water and set at a north facing window. Will see how they do.  fingers crossed!

    All the suffering of this world arises from a wrong attitude.The world is neither good or bad. It is only the relation to our ego that makes it seem the one or the other - Lama Anagorika Govinda

    by kishik on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 02:35:55 PM PDT

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