Asclepias incarnata

This may be a new genus to many people in this country but across the Atlantic these asclepias are everywhere. More
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This may be a new genus to many people in this country but across the Atlantic these plants are everywhere. They are an absolute magnet for pollinators; the clustered umbels of lilac-rose buds, opening white will attract butterflies, hoverflies and bees from all over. The plant is upright with delicate, slender willow-like leaves, thriving in sunny sites with plenty of moisture.

Genus Asclepias
Group/Species incarnata
Type Perennial
Common Name Swamp Milkweed
Border Position Container Garden, Cutting Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but well-drained
Height 1.2m (4ft)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant in full sun, soil should be well-drained and average to humus-rich. Allow good spacing between plants to aid air circulation. Add grit to the base of the hole on heavy ground. Water until established. Plant in groups of 3 or more. Sprinkle mycorrhizal fungi (Rootgrow) into the base of the planting hole and water well after planting.
Care Tips Avoid overwatering - this likes dry conditions. Flowering time varies greatly depending on location and weather conditions. Some areas will see it already flowering in June, whereas in cooler spots it may be much later.
Flowering July - September
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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