Swamp Red Milkweed Asclepias - Organic


Swamp Red Milkweed Asclepias - Organic

Asclepias incarnata 5' tall.

Forms unique fragrant flat-topped clusters of upturned rosy red flowers. Willow-like leaves are 4-5" long. Clump-forming; great for naturalizing. Attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

Grows naturally in floodplains and wet meadows. Plant 18-36" apart in moist soil. Native to North America. Z3. Maine Grown. (bare-root crowns)

OGThis item is certified organic

684 Swamp Red Milkweed - Organic
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L 684 A: 1 for $11.00
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L 684 B: 2 for $19.00
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L 684 C: 3 for $26.00
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Named for Asklepios, the Greek god of healing. Commonly known as Pleurisy Root, dried roots from the genus were traditionally used in small doses as an expectorant, anti-inflammatory and general tonic. Attracts all manner of bee and butterfly. Watch one of the miracles of summer unfold before your eyes as monarchs lay their eggs on the leaves—a nutritious food source for the resulting caterpillars.

Herbaceous Perennial Plants

When you receive your order, open the bags and check the stock immediately. Roots and crowns should be firm and pliable. Surface mold is harmless and will not affect the plant’s future performance. Store plants in their packaging in a cool (35–40°) location until you are ready to plant. If it’s going to be awhile, you can pot up your perennials.

Do not plant bare-root perennial plant crowns directly outdoors before danger of frost has passed. Wet and/or cold conditions for an extended period may cause rotting.

For more info:
About planting bare-root perennials