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Asclepias incarnata 'Soulmate'

Asclepias  incarnata 'Soulmate'
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Common Name: Swamp Milkweed

Plant Family: Asclepiadaceae

Useful for:  Cut Flower
Planting Style:  Wildflower or Wildlife
Season of Interest:  Summer to Autumn
Position/ Situation:  Sunny Border
Sun or Shade:  Sun to Part Shade
Flower Colour:  Pink
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Upright
Soil Type:  Normal, well-drained but moisture retentive
Hardiness/minimum temperature:  Hardy
Bee and Butterfly:  Both

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Coming from the USA, where it is the food plant of the Monarch Butterfly caterpillar, this upright perennial produces head soft dusky pink flowers through the summer. As the common name suggests, it likes moist soil, in fact it will actually do well in wet clay, but is equally happy in normal garden soil. Dead-head to promote more flowers.


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