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.
Common Names: Swamp Milkweed, Cinderella Milkweed, Cinderella Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias Cinderella, Asclepias Incarnata Cinderella
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.