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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.

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 ‘Ice Ballet’ (P-0565)

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A floriferous white-blooming selection of Missouri’s native Swamp Milkweed, ‘Ice Ballet’s straight sturdy stems lift tight-knit, delicately fragrant pearlescent umbels and silky haired seeds. Lance-shaped, slender deep green leaves cloak the attractive compact habit, which can be added to butterfly gardens, sunny borders or stream sides, where it lures hummingbirds as well as butterflies, especially Gray Hairstreaks and Queens. This easy-care cultivar tolerates clay, deer and wet soil.

Blooms July–August

Size: 3' 0" – 4' 0" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 3.

<i>Asclepias tuberosa</i>

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.

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Spring salutations, early blooms, fresh unfurling foliage!

These early blooming vines and shrubs herald spring!

A choice deciduous shrub for an adequately moist woodland setting, Corylopsis pauciflora offers dangling fragrant primrose-yellow blooms amid graceful branches. The Flowering Current produces long lasting richly colored flowers, bird-friendly berries plus eye-catching autumn color. It thrives in both sun or part shade and handles some drought. 

Easily grown Clematis alpina ‘Constance’ is a small-statured climber that can be showcased in a tight spot or in a patio container. Beloved by gardeners since 1900, Clematis armandii ‘Apple Blossom’ combines lustrous evergreen foliage with copious vanilla-scented blooms, while appreciating a sheltered abode. Both these vines make lovely additions to early spring bouquets.

Spring Salutations!

We’ve been drenched with nearly 60 inches of rain here at the nursery. All that moisture coupled with several warm sunny days, has turned the garden into a verdant wonderland of unfurling shoots, leaves and blossoms. The perennials photographed in this newsletter were taken this week, either in the garden or in our open-sided greenhouses.

Happy Spring and happy digging! 

 

 

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