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Cinderella Asclepias Plant

  • - Swamp Milkweed
  • - Height: 2-4 feet
  • - Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • - Exposure: Full Sun
  • - Bloom Time: July-September
  • - Each Quart contains 1 Cinderella Asclepias Plant
Plant Features

Cinderella Asclepias Plants bear large, compact clusters of vanilla-scented flowers that first appear as deeply pink beads, opening with tiny petals a shade or two lighter, and then finishing with wide open pale pink flowers that make the clusters look somewhat lacy. The long-lasting blossoms are perfect for cut flower arrangements. Cinderella swamp milkweed does well in wetter soils. Known to attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds! It is the host plant for the Monarch butterfly.

Companion Planting: Aster, Echinacea, Kniphofia, Salvia

Cinderella Asclepias Plant Care Instructions: Keep the plant well-watered for the first 3-4 weeks after transplanting. After that, only water if the plant starts looking droopy. Deadheading the first flush of flowers promotes additional blooms. If you don’t want the plant to self-seed, remove all flowers once they are finished blooming. Plants can be cut back to the ground once they drop their leaves. Spring is a good time to fertilize.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight 6+ hours
Soil Moisture Moist to Wet
Tolerates Clay soil
Fertilizer When transplanted and then once every Spring
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category Tall
Mature Spread 1-3 feet
Habit Upright
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Styles Butterfly Garden, Pollinator Garden, Wetland Garden, Woodland Garden
Plant Used for Educational Value
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Pet Friendly No
Plant Type Open-Pollinated

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Cinderella Asclepias

Plants arrived in great shape. Looking forward to the butterflies they will attract.

From anonymous | May 13, 2017

Can't wait

Cinderella Asclepias plants arrived healthy. Can't wait to see the end results.

From Mark | May 20, 2016

Excellent Asclepias Plants

This was my first purchase with GrowJoy and I am very happy with the plants I received. They were packaged so carefully the plants weren't stressed at all. They were a very good size for planting and they were in excellent health. I would order from GrowJoy again.

From Maureen | June 11, 2015

First time buyer

Fast delivery and I planted them the same day and the Cinderella Asclepias are thriving. Only been a week and i see them growing. Thanks for nice healthy plants.

From Ralph | June 05, 2015

Liked the first so much I ordered more!

The true testament to quality is a repeat purchase, GrowJoy is my new "go to" online plant supplier. Cinderella Asclepias Plants arrived quickly and in good health.

From meghan | April 11, 2015


The Swamp Milkweed plant arrived quickly and is in better shape than I could have hoped for! It was perky and ready for transfer to garden in only one week and is doing great!

From meghan | April 03, 2015

Butterfly plants

We ordered 9 Cinderella Asclepias plants for our Butterfly garden all arriving in great shape, planted right away and thriving and growing nicely.

From Diane | March 26, 2015

Satisfied Customer with Cinderella Asclepias

Plants arrived quickly, are hale and hearty-I couldn't be more pleased!

From Susan | September 27, 2014

Beautiful Butterfly magnet

Already seeing some Butterflies on my Cinderella Asclepias plant, awaiting Monarchs

From Dianne | August 18, 2014

love em

my Cinderella Asclepias plants are great they were a great size and are doing really well. they had them packed nicely and they had good moist dirt on arrival. i will order again!

From stephanie | May 15, 2014

Nice Asclepias

Cinderella arrived in lovely condition.

From noel | April 10, 2014


Excellent packaging. The plant arrived alive even after the post office mis-sent it to another location, delaying delivery by an additional 4 days. I am so anxious to see the plant grow and bloom. GrowJoy has always been top-notch about their products and guarantees.

From ann | June 21, 2013

happy customer

good delivery, packing, good and healthy Cinderella Asclepias plants

From William | March 27, 2013


I bought about 4 of these 2-3 years ago. I got blooms the first season and they are now about 4' tall. I love them. I planted them all close to different Butterfly Bushes so it is like watching a symphony of nature as the butterflies flit back & forth!

From anonymous | July 31, 2012

Excellent Experience

The Cinderella Asclepias plants I ordered were received in a very timely manner and in great condition.

From Larry | July 05, 2012

strong healthy plant

I ordered 4 Cinderella Asclepias plants for my butterfly garden. As always, I was very impressed with the packaging. The plants were well watered, with a plastic covering so they wouldn't dry out during shipping. They arrived in very good condition, with an impressive root system that was very well developed. The plants were rather tall, between 6 & 8 inches. I had to wait a few days before I planted. They were hardy & that was no problem. They grew to over 2 feet tall in a few months. I didn't get flowers, but I will this year, after researching more on this plant, the flowers appear the 2nd year. It's worth the wait. This is a hardy plant, I will be ordering more this year.

From DeAnna | April 11, 2012

a must have for the butterfly garden

I ordered the Cinderella Incarnata plants last year for my butterfly garden, they arrived in very good condition. The entire container was packed w/a very well developed extensive root system. They were packed w/loving care, well watered & w/a plastic top over each plant to retain moisture during shipping. I didn't expect them to be so tall on arrival, (over 6 inches). They grew like, well, weeds. By the end of last summer, they had grown to over 2 feet tall. A great buy for the money.

From DeAnna | February 04, 2012


I grew the Cinderella Asclepias plant for the butterfies,I heard this was a bad years for them. The plants are about 4 feet tall but no blooms yet. The growth is great looking forward to the blooms.

From JEROME | September 05, 2011