Amplexicaulis Asclepias Plant - Clasping Milkweed
Amplexicaulis Asclepias Plant - Clasping Milkweed
Amplexicaulis Asclepias Plant - Clasping Milkweed
Amplexicaulis Asclepias Plant - Clasping Milkweed
Amplexicaulis Asclepias Plant - Clasping Milkweed
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Amplexicaulis Asclepias Plant - Clasping Milkweed

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Full Sun (6+ hours of direct sunlight)Moist to Dry30-inches tall x 12-inches wide
Plant Features

Amplexicaulis Asclepias Plants produce flower balls that are filled with 80 small, pink colored flowers that pollinators love. It is shorter than most milkweed varieties and needs very well drained soil to thrive. Clasping milkweed is a host for the Monarch butterfly.


Common Names: clasping milkweed, sand milkweed


Companion Planting: Aster, Echinacea, Kniphofia, Salvia


Amplexicaulis 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.

Plant Needs
Preferred Sunlight: Full Sun (6+ hours of direct sunlight)
Preferred Soil Moisture: Moist to Dry, Well-drained
Fertilizer Needs: When transplanted and then once every Spring
Tolerates: Sandy soil
Survives Winter in Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Characteristics
Habit: Upright
Mature Plant Size: 30-inches tall x 12-inches wide
Flower Color: Pink
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: May, June, July
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer, Rabbit
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