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Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to September
  • Height1.2m to 1.5m
  • Spread0.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourPink purple
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Asclepias incarnata (Swamp milkweed). The species is larger than the more commonly grown Butterfly Weed. It will bear pink to bright pink flowers instead of the familiar orange flowering clusters.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

North America

Interest and use

Bog, wildflower/meadow, border crescent shaped pods. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Cut back during periods of growth to keep bushy.

Propagation

Tip cuttings or seed in spring.

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