|Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'
|Full Sun to Partial Shade
ℹ The Cinderella Milkweed is a marvel that not only enchants your garden with exquisite rose pink blooms but plays a vital role as a sanctuary for the magnificent monarch butterflies! As the favored, and 1 of the only host plants for monarch larvae, the Cinderella Milkweed, scientifically known as Asclepias Incarnata, is a beacon of life for these graceful insects! Be the custodian of the captivating monarch butterflies by cultivating the Cinderella Milkweed. This plant is essential for the monarch butterfly to lay her eggs, making it an essential element for the survival of this majestic species. Revel in the enchanting sight of large, compact clusters of rose pink flowers that emit a delicious vanilla scent! The Cinderella Milkweed blooms for an impressive three months, gracing your garden with beauty from midsummer to early fall. Extend the floral spectacle by deadheading the flowers. The heavily laden flowers of the Cinderella Milkweed are a haven for pollinators. Hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects are irresistibly drawn to the abundant nectar and pollen, creating a vibrant ecosystem in your garden! Harvest bouquets of Asclepias all summer long. The long stems make for fantastic cut flowers that are not only visually appealing but also enduring. To prevent milky sap leakage, sear the ends of cut stems over a flame, ensuring a clean and efficient cutting process. Following the blooming spectacle, typical milkweed seed pods develop. These pods eventually rupture, revealing seeds adorned with long, silvery-white, silky hairs. Embrace the aesthetic appeal of these seeds in dried flower arrangements, adding a touch of elegance to your home decor. Elevate your garden to new heights of ecological significance and aesthetic brilliance with the Cinderella Milkweed. By fostering the delicate dance between nature and nurture, you become a guardian of biodiversity while enjoying the splendid beauty that unfolds in your own backyard!