Asclepias Incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) 'cinderella' is a native North American native wildflower and is often included in butterfly gardens. This forms a tall, upright clump of long green leaves, bearing clusters of rosy-pink, vanilla-scented flowers in mid-summer that are a magnet to butterflies! Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on this plant, which the larvae use for food. Useful in the perennial border or wildflower meadow, and very easy. Seed pods are nice in dried arrangements and may be picked just before they open. Fresh flowers are also cut, the ends of the stems must be seared over a flame to stop the sap from running. Unlike some other species of milkweed, this one tolerates moist soils, even up to mucky clay. 1.5 gal

Swamp Milkweed- 'cinderella'

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