Asclepias, commonly known as milkweed, is an important nectar source for bees and other nectar-feeding insects. Asclepias tuberosa serves as the larval food source for the monarch butterfly. Other insects, specialized in digesting the milky sap, also feed on various species of milkweed. Asclepias seeds are arranged in overlapping rows. Each seed has several filament-like hairs known as pappus attached to it. As the follicles ripen and the seed pod splits open, dried pappi fluff up, ready to catch the wind and distribute the seed. Photo credit: J. Coceano
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Check out this great picture step-by-step guide to planting a winter container. This article features the collaboration between the Delaware Center of Horticulture and Scott Arboretum. Learn some tricks of the trade!
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This scan features some wonderful early winter interest plants. The dried flower heads are Hydrangea arborescens Invincibelle SpiritTM. The red berries are Skimmia japonica. Acer palmatum ‘Tsukasa Silhouette’ are the red leaves. The conifer represented is Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Fernspray Gold’. Green broadleaf foliage is Pieris japonica.
Some of these plants are also ideal for winter containers planting and accents. Check out all of our selections for decorating with winter interest plants at the Holiday Greens Sale …