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Cinderella Asclepias "Support The Monarchs" - Set of 3 Roots

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Cinderella Asclepias "Support The Monarchs" - Set of 3 Roots
Asclepias, better known by its common name of "milk weed,"  is a herbaceous perennial that attracts monarch butterflies who use the plant as a source for nectar as well as a place to lay eggs. The resulting larvae (caterpillars) use the plant leaves as a food source. Plant asclepias en masse to create curb appeal and to help support threatened wild life. Asclepias is deer- and rabbit-resistant and will still flower while it produces seed-blooms all season. Starting with these sizable roots, instead of seed, helps ensure a full season of bloom. You can also grow it as a container plant. Asclepias Cinderella, commonly called swamp milkweed, features vanilla-scented cluster-like flowers atop narrow lance-shaped leaves. It is a native plant, easy to grow, and the stems exude milky sap when cut.
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Common Plant Name: Asclepias
Genus Asclepias
Annual/Perennial: Perennial
Sun/Shade Requirements: Full sun
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9
Planting Space Distance: 18" to 24"
Height at Maturity: 36" to 60"
Spread at Maturity: 3" to 6"
Bloom Period: Summer into fall
Preferable Type of Soil: Well watered
Watering Needs: Medium-High
Country of Origin: The Netherlands

Features

Planting Instructions

  • Plant nearly anywhere; asclepias (milk weed) tolerates unimproved soil.
  • In Northern zones where the plants are not hearty, asclepias can be intertwined.

Continuing Care

  • Plants require little maintenance as long as they are planted properly and establish themselves.   

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