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Asclepias incarnata 'Soulmate'Swamp Milkweed, Butterfly Flower

Just £6.99

Hardy Perennial
What is Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

Nectar rich flowers attract butterflies

Unusual perennial for sunny borders

Make pleasing cut flowers for fresh or dried displays

1 bare root plant £6.99 Despatch: by end of January 2020
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
This charming hardy perennial is perfect for planting in groups through a sunny herbaceous border. Its upright stems boast dark green, slender foliage topped with dense clusters of pink flowers with bright white centres. The nectar-rich flowers are lightly scented and always busy with butterflies and other insects. Asclepias incarnata 'Soulmate' also makes a useful cut flower, either fresh or dried. When the flowers end in late summer, the seedpods bring autumn interest to fading borders. Perfect for sunny borders on damp soil, especially in wildlife areas. Height: 90cm (36"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Cut Flower Garden, Wildlife Gardens, Cottage Gardens

Hardy

sun or semi shade

90cm (36in)

60cm (24in)

1 Bare Root Plant (KB1783)

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Flowering Months
Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season until milkweed plants are fully established. Once established they require little maintenance. Deadhead the first flush of blooms when they fade to promote a second flush of Asclepias flowers. Leave the faded flower heads of any subsequent blooms intact at the end of summer to enjoy an attractive autumn seed head display. When the first frosts blacken the stems, cut them down to ground level. Lift and divide overcrowded clumps of Asclepias in spring.
Grow Asclepias plants in sunny borders in fertile, well drained soil. Once established common milkweed is reasonably drought tolerant and will survive dry conditions well. Caution: Contact with the milky sap may irritate skin.

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