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Rose Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

Pronunciation: as-KLE-pee-us in-kar-NAH-tuh
SKU #42553
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description A must-have for sunny, wildlife-friendly gardens! Showy, rose-pink flowers are sweetly scented, clustered above tall stems with lush leaves, blooming throughout summer. Interesting seed-pods often persist into winter. This North American native tolerates swampy, boggy conditions, and may naturalize in wetland settings. An herbaceous perennial.
Light Full sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Mid to Late Summer
Mature Size Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 1 to 3 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Bee Balm (Monarda); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Sedge (Carex); Turtlehead (Chelone); Japanese Iris (Iris ensata)
CARE
Care Thrives in average soils with consistent moisture, even boggy conditions and standing water. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. For a tidy appearance, remove old, faded foliage before new leaves emerge. Divide clumps every 2 to 3 years in early spring.
HISTORY
Lore The milkweed family of North American plants is named Asclepias after Asklepios, the famous Greek God of Medicine, since the plants have long been used in herbal medicine. Asclepias incarnata is a favored host plant of monarchs and swallowtails.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.