Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||as-KLE-pee-us in-kar-NAH-tuh|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, 1 to 3 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Mid to Late Summer|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Fast Growing|
|Watering Needs||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Companion Plants||Bee Balm (Monarda); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Sedge (Carex); Turtlehead (Chelone); Japanese Iris (Iris ensata)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9