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botanical name:
Asclepias incarnata 'Soulmate'
Asclepias incarnata 'Soulmate' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Swamp Milkweed
family:  Apocynaceae
characteristics: perennial, scented/aromatic
height: 1.00m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: clump
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -35°C
USDA zone: 4 to 9
description:
Clump forming perennial with upright stems and narrow leaves. Clusters of rose-pink flowers with darker bracts, fragrant with a vanilla-like scent, produced from mid to late summer. The stems have a milky sap.

cultivation:
Prefers good damp soil, but will adapt to drier conditions. Full sun. Will thrive in wet boggy conditions.

propagation:
From seed or by division.

usage:
Specially bred for cut flowers. Suitable for bog gardens or stream and pond banks. Also good for herbaceous borders.
Attractive to insects.

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