Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'

Swamp milkweed

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General houseplant

Flower colour






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A superb perennial that produces flowers from July to September. It is a long-lasting perennial that is attractive even when its in bud. Plants produce an upright tuft of dark green foliage that is topped with small bright red buds that gradually open to reveal small flowers. It is an excellent plant for the cottage garden and thrives on a damp soil. It is excellent as a cut flower or for the border.

Family: Asclepiadaceae

Genus: Asclepias

Species: incarnata

Cultivar: Cinderella

Plant type: General houseplant

Flower colour: Red

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 120cm

Spread: 60cm

Flowering period: July to September

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