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Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'
Common Name: Swamp Milkweed
Ships As: Perennial Bare Root #1 GradeA virtually hassle-free perennial, offering three months of vanilla scented, rose-pink flowers in large, compact clusters from midsummer to early fall. Deadheading the flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first one. The flowers, which are heavily laden with nectar and pollen, are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects. Gather bouquets of Asclepias all summer long; the long stems are wonderful for cutting and are long-lasting. Asclepias incarnata is native to North America.
Height: 3-5 Feet
Spread: 1-3 Feet
Flower Color: Pink shades
Foliage Color: Green shades
Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Sun or Shade?: Full sun (> 6 hrs. direct sun)
Wet or dry?: Average water needs Consistent water needs
Want to see wings? Attracts butterflies Attracts hummingbirds
Need critter resistant plants?: Deer resistant
How fast should it grow?: Medium
When should it bloom?: Midsummer Late summer Early fall
How's your soil?: Poor Soil Average Soil Fertile Soil
ATTRIBUTES: Bog plant Border plants Cut flower or foliage Dried flower or seed heads Fragrant flowers or foliage Mass Planting
HOMEOWNER GROWING & MAINTENANCE TIPS: Asclepias incarnata grows best in moist to wet soils, but will tolerate drier conditions. This species, unlike A. tuberosa, prefers humus-rich soil. A full day of sun is best. Once established, Swamp Milkweed requires little care. Though it is perfectly cold-hardy in the north, mulching plants in winter will help prevent frost-heaving. In spring, trim back last year's growth and await the beautiful new foliage which will appear a bit later than other perennials.Photo Courtesy of Walters Gardens, Inc.