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Asclepius Incarnata

20 seeds


Cinderella swamp milkweed is a vanilla scented milkweed with bursting clusters of pink blooms. It will attract several different species of butterflies, including Monarch, Swallowtail and many others and bumble bees and hummingbirds as well.

This plant is a native milkweed to a large part of the United States.

These need cold stratification to germinate. They either need 30 days of less than 45 degree weather outdoors or you can store the seeds in a moist paper towel and sealed in a plastic baggie and placed in your refrigerator for one month. This is needed in warm climates or for any climate when planting at a warmer time of year.

These can be grown in zones 3-9, however, these are thriving here in zone 10. Please note that germination is poor at temperatures of 85 degrees and above.

You will want at least 10 plants to satisfy the hungry caterpillars who will eat the leaves and emerge as the beautiful Monarch butterfly. They will then feed in the nectar from the flowers, lay their eggs on the stems and the process starts all over again.

As these are native to swamps, they greatly benefit from very moist conditions. Plant in a low lying area that tends to stay wet or water frequently.

Please note that the sap of this plant can cause skin sensitivities in some people. You should always wash your hands after handling milk weed.

These can get quite impressively large for a milkweed at 3-5 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Profuse boomers, they are a sight to see when they reach full size.

Hardy to zones 3-9. Plant in full sun and keep soil very moist.

This is for 20 Heirloom seeds grown on plants using absolutely no pesticides.

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Cinderella Swamp Milkweed

SKU: MW0520

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