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Asclepias physocarpa

Swan plant

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height1.5m to 2.5m
  • Spread0.5m to 0.7m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourPink orange

Description

Asclepias physocarpa (Swan plant). This upright deciduous species has linear to lance-shaped medium green leaves which are borne in opposite pairs. In the summer white-green cymes are borne and these are followed by round pale green fruits.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

South Africa. N.S.America

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Cut back during periods of growth to keep bushy.

Propagation

Tip cuttings or seed in spring.

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