TPC Helps the Monarch Butterfly

In the past week, 300 seed packets of Asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed) were given away by TPC. If all of the seeds germinate, that will result in approximately 4,500 new milkweed plants in the Tulsa area – a huge help to the Monarch butterfly. ┬áMost of the seeds were given away – with complete instructions for best germination – at the Garden Info Fair, which is held annually in February at Tulsa Garden Center.

Alyne explains how to prepare the seeds for stratification prior to planting.
Alyne explains how to prepare the seeds for stratification prior to planting.
Asclepias incarnata seedlings displayed at TPC's Info Fair booth.
Asclepias incarnata seedlings displayed at TPC’s Info Fair booth.