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Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'

This native North American flower, displays rose-purple flower clusters atop tall branching steams, and bears numerous narrow leaves.

A recent selection of a native North American wildflower. This forms a tall, upright clump of long green leaves, bearing clusters of rosy-pink, vanilla-scented flowers in mid-summer that are a magnet to butterflies! Certain types of butterflies also lay their eggs specifically on this plant, which the larvae use for food. Useful in the perennial border or wildflower meadow, and very easy. Seed pods are nice in dried arrangements, and may be picked just before they open. Fresh flowers are also cut, the ends of the stems must be seared over a flame to stop the sap from running.

Characteristics:

Bloom Time:

Blooms summer to fall

Mature Height:

35-47 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

3-9 Find your zone

Exposure:

Full Sun

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 48-55°F to promote root growth. Asclepias require long days to break dormancy. Once actively growing, move to 60°F and keep evenly moist to wet. Fertilize accordingly. Plants generally finish in 8-10 weeks based on growing conditions.
Plants Per Gallon: 1
Storage Temperature Prior to Planting: 38
Cooler Humidity Prior to Planting: Low

Transplanting Instructions:

Plant in well draining, professional potting soil keeping crown of plant just above the soil surface. Once potted; water well and apply a broad spectrum fungicide according to directions to avoid crown and root rot.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Prefers wet boggy soil in full sun.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.