Botanical Name: Asclepias incarnata 'Soulmate'
Height: 24" - 48'.'
Spacing: 18" - 24'.'
Depth: Very tolerant of poor dry condtions and drought, but will also tolerate moist conditions.
Spread: 18" - 24'.'
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
Pollinator: Liked by: butterflies, bees, hummingbirds.
Color: White flowers set in dark red bracts.
Foliage: Narrow elliptic to ovate leaves in medium green approximately 3" - 6'' long.
Blooms: Early to mid-Summer. Duration: Several weeks.
Fruit: Pod (seeds with silky 'parachutes').
Form: Herbaceous perennial.
Flower Form: Clustered urnbell-like cymes approximately 2'' across. Vanilla scented.
Soil Requirements: Prefers well drained soil.
Growth Rate: Moderate; slow to emerge in the Spring, so mark their location well.
Comments: Vanilla scent brings the butterflies in droves. A tough plant that takes moist conditions so it will do well along lakes or ponds, but is also tolerant of poor dry conditions. This very versitile plant has dark red bracts that open to reveal bright white and pink clustered blooms.
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