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Cinderella Butterfly Weed

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Pink Blooms for Butterflies Cinderella Butterfly Weed!

  • Rose-Pink Flowers Form Round Clusters
  • Fragrant & Long Lasting
  • Extended Bloom Time
  • Hardy Wildflower Variety
  • Thrives in Full Sun
  • Tolerates Wet Soil
  • Cold Hardy
  • Butterfly Larve Host Plant
  • Important Food Source Pollinators!
  • Attracts Butterflies & Hummingbirds!
  • Prairie, Rain Gardens, Pollinators Gardens!
  • Deer Resistant

Cinderella Butterfly Weed Plant (Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella') is a virtually hassle-free perennial, offering three months of vanilla-scented flowers. A lovely rose-pink, the blooms form large, compact clusters from midsummer to early fall.

The rosy-pink umbles are full of clusters of star-shaped pink blooms with a unique light pink crown of stamen and pistils. The flowers, which are heavily laden with nectar and pollen, are particularly attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, and other beneficial insects!

Following the fabulous flowers, unusual green seed pods form! Cinderella Milkweed seed pods are ornate and if left on the plant for winter interest, rupture to reveal seeds with long, silvery-white, silky hairs.

The green, lance-shaped foliage grows upright and strong on tall stems. They also lend themselves perfectly for your cut flower arrangements, providing long-lasting fragrant blooms for your vases and bouquets!

Milkweeds are fantastic host plants for the Monarch Butterfly larvae and the nectar laden blooms are perfect for adult butterflies and beneficial pollinators of all kinds. These are hardy perennials that thrive in North America in meadows and prairie sites.

How to Use Cinderella Butterfly Weed In The Landscape

Natural prairie and meadow plants, Milkweed will gradually naturalize an area and are perfect for Pollinator gardens!

Beautiful blooms perfect for taller accents to your Perennial and Cottage gardens, you’ll delight in these flower’s ability to draw butterflies anywhere! Plant in your sunny borders and in the back of your property for some summer color without worrying about deer and rabbits bothering it!

Perfect for informal and perennial plantings and wildflower gardens, Milkweeds’ ability to thrive in occasionally wet soils is great for soggy areas and dry sites alike! Their versatility has been their strength in nature, along busy roadsides and waste areas. This means they’ll do phenomenal in your garden and are perfect for the busy gardener!

Also known as Swamp Milkweed, these thrive in wet and soggy soil, you can plant these in Rain gardens, at the end where your gutters drain or near water features and ponds.

#ProPlantTips For Care

Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella' is easily grown in medium to wet soils in full sun. It is surprisingly tolerant of average well-drained soils in cultivation even though the species is native to swamps and wet meadows.

Milkweeds have deep taproots and are best left undisturbed once established, but this taproot is what gives them their extreme hardiness and adaptability to changing conditions throughout the year. Hardy throughout most of the United States in growing zones 3 through 9, these can tolerate almost every extreme!

Though it is perfectly cold-hardy in the north, mulching plants in winter will help prevent frost-heaving. In spring, trim back last year's growth and await the beautiful new foliage that will appear a bit later than other perennials.

Foliage is slow to emerge in spring, but once established, Cinderella Swamp Milkweed requires little care. Deadheading the flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first one. It will also control the seed pod formation that may contribute to the plants spreading.

The milky sap can be toxic and a skin irritant to some.

For a fantastic native specimen plant and butterfly magnet, you’ll adore this gorgeous North American Swamp Milkweed variety Cinderella Butterfly Weed Plant at NatureHills.com! Order yours now and help declining Monarch butterflies today!

 

Head over to our Garden Blog to read about how to #ProPlantTips on Preparing a Feast for Your Pollinators!

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Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Cinderella Butterfly Weed Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-9
Growing Zones 3-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'
Type Perennial
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Adaptable - Tolerates Wet Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune Early Spring
Fragrant Yes