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Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'
Common Name: Swamp Milkweed Family: Asclepiadaceae (The Milkweed Family)

The species in this genus arose as a result of an evolutionary arms race with different butterfly species who drove the milkweeds to develop increasingly toxic poisons in their milky sap to fend off the butterfly’s ravenous caterpillars. So leave the chewing to the Monarchs! Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella' has upright branching stems with oblong leaves topped with dense clusters of small rose pink and white vanilla-scented flowers which attract butterflies. Good in moist, wet and average soils. Deer resistant.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Americas - North America

Native Habitat:
Edges of ponds and moist soils, wet meadows, shallow waters. Banks and flood plains of lakes, ponds, and marshes. Ditch edges, dikes, swamps, wet prairies, and poorly drained spots.

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourPink
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
Height2-4' Bloom TimeSummer
Spread12-24" FragranceYes
Light ExposureLoves Sun Full - Part Sun Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureMoist Stem Colour
Hardiness3-9 BerriesYes
BC NativeNo

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