Milkweed Heavenly Blue Tweedia
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- SHIPSBeginning in April, after your last frost date
- ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (annual, zones 2-11)
- INCLUDES3 plants, each in a 2.5" diameter pot
- Botanical NameOxypetalum caeruleum
In our continued quest to adopt all the flowers with freckles, we give you: Milkweed Heavenly Blue Tweedia. Like its cousin, Soulmate Milkweed, it is much beloved by pollinators, but this little guy comes in vine form. Twining over 3 feet up the structure of your choice, producing elegant light blue flowers with turquoise polka dots. Plant in a large container with Freckles Viola and Mini Easter Ivy for a truly precious performance of petal and leaf patterns. Includes 3 young plants.
- SUN Full sun, or part shade
- HEIGHT 4ft when full grown
- SPACING9" between plants
- CLIMATEHeat tolerant
- DEER Deer resistant
- KIDS+PETS Toxic
- WATER Prefers even moisture
- INDOOR+POTSGrows well in containers outside
How to Plant
Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Fill a little bit of the loose dirt back into the hole and tuck your plant in so the base of the stem is even with the top of the hole. Now fill in the rest of the soil around the roots, give the soft ground around the base of your new plant friend a few solid pats to compress the soil onto the roots, and a long, gentle drink of water.
Where to Plant
Find a place that gets part shade, in well draining soil.
When to Plant
Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring.
When to Expect Blooms
Mid-summer through fall.>
Water regularly. Will self sow, so be sure to plant where spreading is welcome.
Native to the East Coast of North America. Plant in a sunny but sheltered area, to protect the delicate flowers.