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I recently purchased a new Tropical Milkweed from my local HD, it is the Vigoro brand. I just want to be sure it is safe (pesticide free) to feed my caterpillars. I read that HD plants are not sprayed but sometimes they are sprayed at the growers location.

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Posted 2016-05-14T04:31:40+0000  by Hopee Hopee
The store is in Orange County CA if that makes a difference
Posted 2016-05-14T04:32:23+0000  by Hopee

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Hi Tia.


Thank you for your inquiry about Milkweed.


I checked with the Master Gardener at our Garden Grove Home Depot who stated that the milkweed should be fine and cause not harm to the caterpillars. 


Our nurseries must follow very strict guidelines here in California when it comes to retail plants and pesticides.


Please let us know if you have any further questions.



Posted 2016-05-17T16:42:09+0000  by Rick_HD_OC
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