Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'
Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'

Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'

SKU: S23970
1 for $18.00
Quick Facts
Common Name: Swamp Milkweed
Hardiness Zone: 3-9S/W Exposure: Sun
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Blooms In: Jun-Aug
Mature Height: 3-5' Spacing: 24-30"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: BAREROOT
Fragrance: Yes Deer Resistance: Yes
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Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella' is a genuine star whose unusually dense clusters of pale pink flowers open from dark pink buds. The vanilla-scented flowers last well in water and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. Plants bloom best in full sun but can tolerate a bit of shade. They grow naturally in wet places along streams and ponds. Swamp Milkweed will grow in heavy, wet soil or in good garden soil and are perfect for rain gardens. Plants are deer resistant and heat tolerant, too.

Of the 200 species in the genus Asclepias, the best known are North American wildflowers. They have small, curiously shaped blooms that appear in dense clusters. These plants provide nourishment for Monarch butterflies through all their life stages and are essential for their survival.

For information on growing Asclepias incarnata, click Growing Guide.

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1. Click on the 3D Model image in the image gallery.

2. A pop up will open with the 3D model of the item. You can move the 3D model around with your mouse if on a computer or with your finger on your device. The 3D model represents a mature plant that is approximately 3 years old.

How to use (AR) Augmented Reality to see this item in your garden

1. Make sure your device has a camera and is connected to the internet. If you want to see the item in your garden and are on your computer, click the 3D Model image on your computer and a QR code will open that will allow you to open the link on your device.

2. Once you have clicked the 3D Model image on your device, go outside and face your device camera toward where you would like to see how the item will look in your garden.

3. To see the item in your own garden, click on the [AR] link in the lower right-hand corner of the screen. You might need to wait a few seconds for the AR experience to load. This only works from a device with a camera such as a mobile phone or a tablet.

4. Allow your device to access the camera, if prompted.

5. Point your device's camera at the area where you want to place the plant or garden.

6. The website will use Augmented Reality to place a virtual image of the item in the space you are looking at through your device’s camera. You can adjust the position of the virtual item by using two fingers to resize the item, or one finger to move the item around the screen, until you're satisfied with how it looks. To get an accurate sense of the size of this item, we recommend measuring out the area where you would like to plant it (the spacing for this item is 24-30"), and staking or flagging the borders so that you will have an accurate idea for the mature size of the item while using AR (the magnifier only enlarges the 3D model of the item, it does not change the actual size of the item). The 3D model represents a mature plant that is approximately 3 years old.

7. Move your device around to view the item from different angles and get a better idea of how it will look in your garden.

8. Once you have everything lined up, take a screenshot or tap the screen to show the AR experience controls and press the white circle to take a photo of the AR image to save it for future reference.

9. If you decide to purchase the item, you can use the AR image as a reference for placement in your garden.

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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED

The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.

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We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. We also ship a wide range of containers and planters, tools, supplies, fertilizers, garden wear, garden decor items, as well as indoor decorations like wreaths and dried bouquets when available. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the green Shipping Details box for each item. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at the expected time of delivery.

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We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.

Reviews

Reviews

Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (16 Reviews) Write a Review

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Robust monarch magnets!

I purchased 2 bare root plants in early June- not the ideal time of year for planting. It is now early August and I have 2 incredibly robust, 3 foot tall blooming swamp milkweed plants! They are constantly covered in pollinators including dozens of monarch eggs a few weeks ago. I was not expecting the plants to do so well, especially given that this was the first season. Very impressed.

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Wonderful, strong plant

I bought this species last year. This spring they started growing, one failed and WWF replaced, thank you. They all grew very well, strong and were sturdy. The Monarchs found them and started laying eggs. Other butterfly were attached to the flowers as well and fed from them before moving on their way. It's been fun watching the caterpillars eat and morph into these grand Monarch butterflies. We now have lots and lots of seed from these plants and will sow those to see what we can do to support the butterfly population. A wonderful addition to our garden.

110 of 110 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer


An updated review on Asclepias Incarnata ~ 2019

Sending an updated review on these plants. We bought more this year because we liked them so much. Watered the garden today and found 10 Monarch caterpillars on the plants munching down on the leaves. So thrilled with these! It was a hard winter and the flowers were smaller this year, but they still drew in the Monarchs! Can't recommend these enough.

86 of 88 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer


Puny, is not the right word, it was worse than puny.

Words cannot describe my disappointment once again with WFF, but todays shipment can only describe as a joke.
The Meyer lemon I ordered some years ago came with one lemon on it and has not fruited since. The Clivia (sp) ordered about the same time has never bloomed, although it seems to be going ok.

Have to leave you, but take me off your mail list as I do not want to be tempted again.

If you can provide a refund, please do so.
Response from White Flower FarmWhite Flower Farm, 4 years ago (04/27/19 09:41AM)

I am sorry you have been displeased with the plants you have received from White Flower Farm Ellen and I will be contacting you directly via email regarding compensation for the Asclepias and the cultural requirements for the Meyer Lemon tree and Clivia.
Sincerely,
Cathy

16 of 39 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer


Tall, beautiful flowering plant that attracts Monarchs.

I bought one of these plants and last year it not only attracted butterflies, but Monarchs. We had several chrysallis' on the plant, and then got to see the gorgeous butterflies soon after they hatched. I am ordering a couple more with hopes of attracting more of these georgeous butterflies. Also ~ this weathered beautifully. Nothing but good to say about this plant!

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: uh-sklee'pee-us  

The genus Asclepias, commonly known as Milkweed, comprises more than 100 species, the best known of which are North American wildflowers. They have small, curiously shaped blooms that appear in clusters and are irresistible to butterflies. Milkweed is the host plant for Monarch butterflies - it is the only food source for Monarch caterpillars, and the butterflies will breed only where Milkweeds are found.

Asclepias tuberosa is native to eastern North America and is commonly referred to as Butterfly Weed. It blooms in June and July and makes a fine addition to a hot-colored border. It Butterfly weed needs well-drained soil and full sun. Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata, grows naturally in moist soil rich in organic matter. It is well-adapted to good garden soil, and can take some shade. Both milkweed species are polite clumping perennials that may modestly self-sow, but will not spread underground.

Grow Guide for Asclepias incarnata

Plant Asclepias incarnata in moisture-retentive soil, rich in organic matter, in full sun or part shade. Swamp milkweed is a natural in rain gardens, sunny borders and wet meadows.

This perennial milkweed is quite late to emerge from dormancy in spring. Mark the location or leave 6" of stem if you cut back after killing frost, so you don't plant something on top of them.

Cut plants back by 1/3 to 1/2 in early summer to encourage strong bushy growth. More stems mean more flowers. Deadheading early blooms often results in a second flowering about a month later.

This genus, commonly known as Milkweed, consists of many North American native species, and is most notable for attracting butterflies. Their flowers are excellent nectar sources, and the plants are the sole host for the larval stage of the Monarch butterfly. Use Asclepias incarnata in pollinator gardens, pond edges, rain gardens, sunny borders, and wet meadows.

Grow Guide for Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias tuberosa grows best planted in hot, baking full sun. It requires well-drained, not overly rich soil and will thrive even in nutrient-poor sandy or gravelly soils.

This perennial milkweed is quite late to emerge from dormancy in spring. Mark the location, leave 6" of stem if you cut back after killing frost, or simply leave the plant standing through winter, so you don't plant something on top of them.

Cut plants back by 1/3 to 1/2 in early summer to encourage strong bushy growth. More stems mean more flowers. Deadheading early blooms often results in a second flowering about a month later.

This genus, commonly known as Milkweed, consists of many North American native species, and is most notable for attracting butterflies. Their flowers are excellent nectar sources, and the plants are the sole host for the larval stage of the Monarch butterfly. Use Asclepias tuberosa in pollinator gardens, sunny borders, and meadows.

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