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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
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.

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

From seed or by division.

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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