A virtually hassle-free perennial, offering three months of vanilla-scented, rose-pink flowers in large, compact clusters from midsummer to early fall. Deadheading the flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first one. The flowers, which are heavily laden with nectar and pollen, are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects. Gather bouquets of Asclepias all summer long; the long stems are wonderful for cutting and are long-lasting. Sear the ends of the cut stems over a flame to stop the milky sap from leaking out.
Asclepias grows best in moist to wet soils, but will tolerate drier conditions. This species prefers humus-rich soil. A full day of sun is best. Once established it requires little care. Though it is perfectly cold-hardy in the north, mulching plants in winter will help prevent frost-heaving. In spring, trim back last year's growth and await the beautiful new foliage which will appear a bit later than other perennials.
Amsonia hubrichtii (Blue Star), Hibiscus 'Plum Crazy', Stokesia laevis 'Honeysong Purple', Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue', Panicum virgatum 'Heavy Metal', Iris sibirica 'Dreaming Spires', Miscanthus sinensis 'Little Zebra'
Cut flower or foliage
Pond or Stream Bank
Mid summer to early fall
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