Cinderella Swamp Milkweed

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'Cinderella' Swamp Milkweed's vanilla-scented flowers are a treat for the senses. Deep pink petals with white centers bloom in 2” wide clusters. Compact in form, 'Cinderella' makes an excellent choice for small, sunny gardens and performs well in low spots and moist areas. Like all swamp milkweeds, 'Cinderella' is a vital host plant for Monarchs, providing essential food and habitat for both the growing caterpillars and adult butterflies. (Asclepias incarnata)
Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Attract Birds
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size36-48" tall , 12-36" wide
Bloom TimeSummer to fall
SKUAM017208

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36-48" tall, 12-36" wide. This is one of the most beautiful milkweeds. Not the common dusty-dull rose-flowered farm weed, but a really beautiful red-flowered form with much more refined foliage and habits. And like the orange-flowered Butterfly Weed, this one is a monarch magnet, great for butterfly gardens.

The milkweed family of North American plants is named Asclepias after Asclepias, the famous Greek God of Medicine, since the plants have long been used in herbal medicine.

This Asclepias, with its glowing red flowerheads, is best placed in a wet spot, or at least one that is wet part of the year, since that is its native habitat.

Native Range for Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) - AL, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY.

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Associated SKUsAM017208
AM013999 (Bag of 3)
AM017035 (Bag of 9)
Common Name
Cinderella Swamp Milkweed
Botanical Name
Asclepias incarnata Cinderella
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Flower Color
Pink
Flower Size
1-3" flowers
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
12-36" wide
Growth Rate
Slow
Bloom Time
Summer to fall
Planting Depth
Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As
Bare Root
Foliage
Lanced shaped green leaves.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Tolerates
Wet Sites
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Attract Birds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Additional Information
Plant near ponds, bogs or well draining wet areas.
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Item Unit
Plant
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
Planting & Care

How to Plant Milkweed, Step-by-Step:

  1. Choose fast-draining soil.
  2. Plant in full sun.
  3. Do NOT disturb roots, especially tap roots.
  4. Water sparingly.

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