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Asclepias

Milkweed, Butterfly Weed

A big-time butterfly attraction, particularly for the Monarch at larval stage, this American-born perennial promises an irresistible, long-lasting summertime display in a well-drained mixed border or more informal venue. The Milkweed's showy flowers look exceptional in cut arrangements, either fresh or dried, while its seed pods lend decorative accents.

Asclepias incarnata ‘Cinderella’ (P-1783)

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This easily grown floriferous cultivar hosts large, compact rosy pink umbels packed with petite white flowers set in dark red bracts. Sprouting from a sizable taproot, the late-to-emerge noninvasive clump of numerous, erect branching stems celebrates vibrant-looking, vanilla-scented blooms. Selected from the wild species that inhabits Missouri’s swamps and wet meadows, ‘Cinderella’ thrives surprisingly well in drier sites and can escort Baptisia ‘Solar Flare’ or ornamental grasses like Molinia or Panicum.

Blooms July–August.

Size: 3' 0" – 4' 0" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 3.

Asclepias incarnata ‘Ice Ballet’ (P-0565)

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<i>Asclepias incarnata</i> ‘Ice Ballet’

A floriferous white-blooming selection of Missouri’s native Swamp Milkweed, ‘Ice Ballet’s straight sturdy stems lift tight-knit, delicately fragrant pearlescent umbels and silky haired seeds. Lance-shaped, slender deep green leaves cloak the attractive compact habit, which can be added to butterfly gardens, sunny borders or streamsides, where it lures hummingbirds as well as butterflies, especially Gray Hairstreaks and Queens. This easy-care cultivar tolerates clay, deer and wet soil.

Blooms July–August

Size: 3' 0" – 4' 0" high x 18" – 2' 0" wide.

Hardy to zone 3.

Asclepias tuberosa (P-1917)

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AVAILABLE LATE APRIL 2020

<i>Asclepias tuberosa</i> <i>Asclepias tuberosa</i>

One of the most garden-worthy of all the Milkweeds, this brilliant orange flowered butterfly and hummingbird mecca can be found roaming many eastern and southern North American roadsides, prairies, glades and fields. Tuberous roots, narrow lance-shaped green leaves and clumping, upright hairy stems support the showy flattened dense umbels and unique, slim, satiny tailed seed pods. A recent recipient of the 2017 PPA as well as a rugged, yet long-blooming contender for borders, massed plantings or stylized meadows, Butterfly Weed can handle deer, drought, erosion and shallow rocky soil, but detests poorly drained sites.

Blooms July–September

Size: 2' 0" – 3' 0" high x 15" wide.

Hardy to zone 4.

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