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Milkweed - Orange (Asclepias sp.) 1G

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Orange Milkweed, Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias sp.) - Your Garden's Pollinator Paradise! ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒผ

Welcome the vibrant colors and fluttering wings of nature with our Orange Milkweed, also known as Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias sp.). This native North American gem is a must-have for garden enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. Discover why you should add this delightful plant to your landscape:

Key Features:

  • Container Size: Ships in a generous 1-gallon pot, ready to thrive in your garden.
  • Growing Zones: Flourishes in hardiness zones 4-9, making it suitable for various regions.
  • Growth Habits: Expect this enchanting plant to reach an average height of 2-3 feet.

A Pollinator's Paradise:

Orange Milkweed is a magnet for pollinators! Its bright orange flowers are irresistible to butterflies, hummingbirds, and a variety of other beneficial pollinators. ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿฆ‹

Low Maintenance and Drought Tolerant:

  • Garden Friend: It's the perfect addition for gardeners looking to attract pollinators without the fuss.
  • Survivor: Orange Milkweed thrives even in challenging conditions, making it a resilient choice for your garden.

Blossoms That Paint Your Garden:

This variety adorns your garden with vibrant orange flowers, creating a mesmerizing display that captures the essence of nature. ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿƒ

How to Plant and Care for Your Orange Milkweed:

Where to Plant:

Choose a sunny location in your garden, although Orange Milkweed can tolerate partial shade. Ensure it receives at least 6-8 hours of sunlight daily for optimal growth.

How to Plant:

  1. Soil Preparation: Begin by preparing the planting area. Loosen the soil and ensure it retains moisture well, as Orange Milkweed prefers moist to wet soil.
  2. Digging the Hole: Dig a hole as deep as the root ball and twice as wide to provide ample space for the plant's growth.
  3. Planting: Carefully remove the plant from its container and position it in the hole. Ensure the top of the root ball is level with the soil surface.
  4. Backfilling: Fill the hole with soil, gently packing it to eliminate air pockets. After planting, water the plant thoroughly.

How to Care:

  1. Watering: Orange Milkweed prefers consistently moist soil. Water deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry. Regular watering is crucial for optimal growth.
  2. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and maintain soil temperature.
  3. Pruning: Minimal pruning is required; simply remove any dead or damaged growth to encourage a healthy appearance.
  4. Fertilizing: While Orange Milkweed is low-maintenance, you can provide a balanced, organic fertilizer during the growing season to enhance its performance.

Who Benefits & Who Does Not:

Ideal for:

  • Butterfly and pollinator enthusiasts ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒผ
  • Gardeners looking to support local wildlife
  • Those seeking a low-maintenance, eco-friendly addition to their garden

Not Ideal for:

  • Gardeners with limited space (it reaches an average height of 2-3 feet)
  • Areas with extremely dry conditions

Embrace the Magic of Orange Milkweed:

Transform your garden into a pollinator paradise with Orange Milkweed! Order yours today and invite nature's wonders to your doorstep. ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿฆ‹

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1. Shipping Stress: Transportation can be stressful for plants, particularly when they spend several days in a confined, dark environment. It’s common for plants to experience leaf drop during this period. Rest assured, most plants typically recover quickly and thrive with minimal aftercare. However, some may need extra attention, love, and care, requiring appropriate watering and exposure to gentle light post-unboxing.

2. Potential Physical Damage: Despite our dedicated efforts to ensure that your plants are securely packaged, they may incur damage during shipping and handling by UPS. Rest assured, our shipping team is committed to packing your selections with utmost care and precision to minimize any potential harm.

  • For significant box damage, please reach out to UPS within 30 days to initiate a claim.

  • For minor damages, such as a broken branch or stem, we advise allowing the plant time to recover and regenerate with proper care and attention.

3. Long-Distance Shipping Considerations: Orders shipped over long distances, particularly to the western US, may take 3 - 5 business days to arrive due to various factors, including agricultural inspections in Arizona, California, and Texas. Such extended transit times can be particularly challenging for tender, young plants, affecting their quality due to prolonged confinement.

  • We take additional measures during packaging to facilitate a swift recovery of the plants upon unboxing.

  • Initial extra care and attention might be required over the first few weeks post-transport.

For further guidance, kindly review our detailed policies on returns and refunds, as well as our comprehensive plant care guide. We appreciate your understanding and patience in nurturing your new plants.


๐ŸŒฟ Important Shipping Information

Please take a moment to review our shipping protocols designed to ensure your plants arrive in optimal condition.

  • Countdown Clock: At the top of our online store, you'll notice a countdown clock. This tool helps communicate our weekly shipping schedule, providing clarity on when you can expect your orders to be dispatched.

  • Shipping Schedule: Our nursery, located in the heart of Central Florida, ships orders once weekly, every Monday. This is a strategic decision to prevent packages from being stationary over the weekends, ensuring that our plants travel as swiftly as possible across the country, even reaching as far as California.

  • Shipping Method: At present, we offer ground shipping rates to meet various needs while maintaining the well-being of our plants during transit.

  • Our Dedicated Team: We are a boutique nursery with a passionate team. Our members wear many hats, contributing to shipping, nursery operations, and engaging in valuable local projects. As we blossom and expand, rest assured that enhancing and streamlining our processes remains a priority to serve you better




Terms and Conditions for Purchasing Live Plants


1. Understanding of Shipping Stress

By purchasing live plants from our store, the customer acknowledges that transportation can be stressful for plants. It is common for plants to undergo leaf drop or experience other temporary issues during shipping. However, it is understood that most plants recover quickly with adequate care and attention post-shipping.

2. Awareness of Potential Physical Damage

Customers acknowledge that despite our best efforts in packaging, there may be occurrences of damage during shipping and handling. For substantial damages to the package, customers agree to contact UPS within 30 days to initiate a claim.

3. Acknowledgement of Long-Distance Shipping Considerations

Customers recognize that shipments, especially those directed to the western US, may be subjected to longer shipping durations of 3-5 business days. Customers agree to provide necessary care to the plants, recognizing that the quality of the plants may be affected due to prolonged shipping times.

4. Agreement with Shipping Information and Schedule

Customers, by making a purchase, have reviewed and agreed upon our shipping protocols and schedules. They acknowledge the presence of a countdown clock on the website and our once-weekly shipping policy every Monday, recognizing the rationale behind avoiding weekend layovers for the plants.

5.Extreme Weather Conditions

Customers acknowledge that our store is not responsible for damage or loss of live plants due to extreme weather conditions during transit and delivery. This includes exposure to cold or freezing temperatures during the winter months and extreme heat during the summer. We provide tracking information when orders are processed every Monday to ensure customers are aware of the delivery schedule. It is the customer's responsibility to prevent packages from being left outside in conditions that may cause damage. Our store does not accept responsibility for any adverse effects caused by weather conditions beyond our control.

6. No Refund Policy

Customers agree that refunds are only processed under exceptional circumstances. Our store will not be held responsible for poor plant choices relative to location suitability, extreme conditions during and/or post-shipment, and improper post-purchase plant care.

7. Responsibility of Care

Upon purchase, customers agree to assume full responsibility for the ongoing care of the plants. This includes, but is not limited to, appropriate watering, exposure to suitable light, and adherence to specific care instructions pertinent to each plant type.

8. Consent

By proceeding with this purchase, customers consent to all the terms and conditions stated above, confirming understanding and agreement to all stipulations mentioned.

These terms and conditions aim to ensure clarity, mutual understanding, and agreement between the seller and the customer to facilitate a smooth transaction and foster a positive customer experience.

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