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Asclepias incarnata

This may be a new genus to many people in this country but across the Atlantic these asclepias are everywhere.
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Details:

Type
Perennial
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - September
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
incarnata
Common name
Swamp Milkweed
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)

Description

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.

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.