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I planted 2 orange milkweed plants last year that seemed to do well, but I am starting to think they are not coming back this year. Is it still early or should they have already come up? Anybody have pictures of it sprouting so I know what to look for? I am in Delaware. Thanks!
 
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I planted 2 orange milkweed plants last year that seemed to do well, but I am starting to think they are not coming back this year. Is it still early or should they have already come up? Anybody have pictures of it sprouting so I know what to look for? I am in Delaware. Thanks!
Ah, my favorite plant!

Orange Milkweed is known for appearing much later than most plants. Last year, I had some that didn't appear until late May. Even now, I only have one that's visible, sticking up about a half inch.

Here's what it looks like as it starts growing:
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Ah, my favorite plant!

Orange Milkweed is known for appearing much later than most plants. Last year, I had some that didn't appear until late May. Even now, I only have one that's visible, sticking up about a half inch.

Here's what it looks like as it starts growing:
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Thanks so much for the picture! I definitely don't have anything that looks like that so far. I will give it some more time before planting anything else there.
 
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Thanks so much for the picture! I definitely don't have anything that looks like that so far. I will give it some more time before planting anything else there.
It should emerge soon. They're very hardy and very reliable as long as they're in a suitable location. They prefer full sun and dry is best, but they can handle average conditions just fine. The Monarchs love them, and I've even seen a Hummingbird at one.
 
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