Swamp Milkweed 'Cinderella' Seeds

A beneficial plant for Monarch butterflies.

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$2.50

Details

Cinderella’s pale pink, vanilla-scented, dense flower clusters attract butterflies and hummingbirds. This is a native perennial to all but the 6 most western US states. Although the plants prefer moist to soggy soils, they also grow well in ordinary garden soil. The plants are deer resistant and heat tolerant, too.

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm Renegade Acres in Howell, MI!

Additional Info

Botanical Name Asclepias incarnata
Life Cycle Perennial
Min. Time to Germinate 7 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 30 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 6-8 weeks before last spring frost, Outdoors in early spring, a month before the last spring frost
Growing Height 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness USDA Zone 3a: to -35F, USDA Zone 3b: to -30F, USDA Zone 4a: to -25F, USDA Zone 4b: to -20F, USDA Zone 5a: to -15F, USDA Zone 5b: to -10F, USDA Zone 6a: to -5F, USDA Zone 6b: to 0F, USDA Zone 7a: to 5F, USDA Zone 7b: to 10F, USDA Zone 8a: to 15F, USDA Zone 8b: to 20F, USDA Zone 9a: to 25F, USDA Zone 9b: to 30F
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Bloom Color Pale Pink, Pink
Bloom Time Late Summer/Early Fall, Mid-Summer
Foliage Herbaceous
Other Details Self-sows freely; deadhead if you do not want volunteer seedlings next season, This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Soil pH Requirements 5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic), 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Propagation Methods By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets), From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall, From seed; sow indoors before last frost, From seed; stratify if sowing indoors, From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
Seed Collecting Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds, Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seeds Per Pack 50