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Asclepias (Milkweed, Butterfly Weed)
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Including Asclepias incarnata 'SoulMate', Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella', and Asclepias tuberosa 'Hello Yellow'

Asclepias

Milkweed, Butterfly Weed

A big-time butterfly attraction, particularly for the Monarch at larval stage, this American-born perennial promises an irresistible, long lasting summertime display in a well-drained mixed border or more informal venue. The Butterfly Weed’s showy flowers look exceptional in cut arrangements, either fresh or dried, while its slender seed pods lend decorative accents.


Asclepias incarnata ‘Cinderella’  full sun

This easily grown floriferous cultivar hosts large, compact rosy pink umbels packed with petite white flowers set in dark red bracts. Sprouting from a sizable taproot, the late-to-emerge noninvasive clump of numerous, erect branching stems celebrates vibrant-looking, vanilla-scented blooms. Selected from the wild species that inhabits Missouri’s swamps and wet meadows, ‘Cinderella’ thrives surprisingly well in drier sites and can escort Baptisia ‘Solar Flare’ or ornamental grasses like Molinia or Panicum.

Blooms July–August.

Size: 3' 0"–4' 0" high x 18"–2' 0" wide; hardy to zone 3.

Asclepias incarnata ‘Cinderella’ (P-1783)
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Asclepias tuberosa  full sun  new plant
Asclepias tuberosa

One of the most garden-worthy of all the Milkweeds, this brilliant orange flowered butterfly and hummingbird attraction can be found roaming many eastern and southern North American roadsides, prairies, glades and fields. Tuberous roots, narrow lance-shaped green leaves and clumping, upright hairy stems support the showy flattened dense umbels and unique, silky tailed slender seed pods, which can be added to cut arrangements. A recent recipient of the 2017 PPA as well as a rugged, yet long blooming contender for borders, massed plantings or stylized meadows, Butterflyweed can handle deer, drought, erosion and shallow rocky soil, but detests poorly drained sites.

Blooms July–September

Size: 2' 0"–3' 0" high x 15" wide; hardy to zone 4.


Asclepias tuberosa (P-1917)
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