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Swamp Milkweed – 1 Gallon

Gravel/Soil/Mulch Estimator

Swamp Milkweed – 1 Gallon

$11.99

Optimal Growing Conditions

Sun Exposure
Full Sun

Soil Type
Normal or
Sandy or
Clay

Soil pH
Neutral or
Alkaline or
Acid

Soil Moisture
Average or
Moist

Care Level
Easy

Appearance and Characteristics

Flower Colour
Deep Pink

Blooming Time
Mid Summer
Late Summer
Early Fall

Foliage Color
Deep Green

Plant Uses & Characteristics
Accent: Good Texture/Form
Attracts Butterflies
Border
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Dried Flower
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant
Massed
Poisonous/Toxic
Waterside
Wild Flower

Flower Head Size
Medium

Height
90-120 cm
35-47 inches

Spread
60-75 cm
23-29 inches

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Description

Asclepias Cinderella

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. Unlike some other species of milkweed, this one tolerates moist soils, even up to mucky clay.