(Swamp Milkweed) Asclepias ‘Cinderella’ is virtually a hassle-free perennial, offering three months of vanilla-scented, rose-pink flowers in large, compact clusters from midsummer to early fall. Deadheading the flowers of ‘Cinderella’ 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. You can start today by helping to preserve the Monarch Butterfly habitat by planting Asclepias ‘Cinderella’, the host plant. All you need is a sunny location and medium to wet, well drained soil. Once planted, ‘Cinderella’ does not like to be moved because it puts down a deep tap root.
Common Name: Milkweed
Plant Type: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9What is my zone?
Max Height: 3 – 5 Feet
Max Spread: 1 – 3 Feet
Exposure: Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Nature Attractions: Bee-Friendly, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance: Deer
Flower Color: Pink Shades
Soil Moisture Needs: Moderate, Moist, Wet
Attributes: Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Dried Flower, Fragrant, Native
Design Use: Border, Massing, Waters Edge or Bog
Season of Interest (Flowering): Summer, Late Summer, Fall