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Asclepias hallii

Purple silkweed

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.8m to 1m
  • Spread0.4m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourDeep pink
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Asclepias hallii (Purple silkweed). This is an upright spreading perennial. The leaves are lanceolate to lance-shaped and dark green. The flowers are produced in deep pink cymes in the early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

W.USA

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown under glass use a loam-based compost with full light. When grown outdoors grow in fertile well-drained loamy soil, with a position in full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds of tender species in late winter, you can sow perennial species in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for whitefly.

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