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Nikki Hanson, Amy L. Ross-Davis, and Anthony S. Davis

threatened mead’s milkweed [ Asclepias meadii ( Baskin and Baskin, 2002 )]. Our research focuses on two milkweed species, showy milkweed and narrowleaf milkweed, common to western North America, essential to the western monarch population, and in high demand

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Mary Lewis, Matthew Chappell, Paul A. Thomas, Rebekah C. Maynard, and Ockert Greyvenstein

Asclepias L. is a member of the Apocynaceae (milkweed family) that is comprised of 106 species native to North America ( Woodson, 1954 ; Wyatt and Broyles, 1994 ). Many species are important nectar sources for indigenous butterfly species ( Luna

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. Substantial increases in root and shoot growth were realized when plants were given the high fertilizer rate and when reared in the largest containers. Most narrowleaf milkweed plants developed a firm plug by the end of the growing season; showy milkweed

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Aaron G. Anderson, Isabella Messer, and Gail A. Langellotto

leichtlinii (4.25)], globe gilia (4.56), and cream stonecrop [ Sedum oregonense (4.15)]. Another six species had scores between 3.8 and 4.0: baby blue eyes [ Nemophila menziesii (3.99)], showy milkweed [ Asclepias speciosa (3.97)], douglas aster (3

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Gina M. Angelella and Megan E. O’Rourke

( Chamaecrista fasciculata ), and showy tickseed ( Bidens aristosa ); the biennual was black-eyed Susan ( Rudbeckia hirta ); perennials included narrowleaf mountain mint ( Pycnanthemum tenuifolium ), lanceleaf coreopsis ( Coreopsis lanceolata ), wild bergamot

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)“The South Carolina Garden,” 3)“The Chef's Garden,” and 4)“The Beverage Garden.” Each area will emphasize plants with showy blooms, delicious fruits, attractive foliage, and interesting forms along with interpretative signage. The Edible Ornamental