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by jackc1212 on March 11, 2006 06:50 AM
Hello!
I am looking for some advice on how to "prune" butterfly weeds. I can find a lot of info on Butterfly Bushes...but not the weeds. Can anyone help me?
Thanks,
Peggie
by mom54 on March 12, 2006 12:09 AM
If your talking about the flowers, they don't need to be pruned. I let them reseed and just cut off the dried stems. The seed heads float around and sometimes come up on their own. [Wink]

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by njoynit on March 14, 2006 12:05 AM
I trim the dead stems off of mine.you need to search for wintering larva also.There is a white also that blooms early spring& they recomend not trimming it as it flowers on old wood.Its not a common one.

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by mom54 on March 14, 2006 02:46 AM
Hey Jack, if you go to the Garden Encyclopedia here in this site, it will tell you all about Butterfly Weed. Latin name is Asclepias Tuberosa. There is a photo of it. I think it's the same one you're talking about...........Enjoy

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