The plant is quite drought tolerant and prefers somewhat dry, poor soils. Bloom: July-August. Showy milkweed is so named because of the explosion of pretty, fragrant blooms that come out from mid to late summer. Common milkweed plants grow to about 2 to 4 feet in height, with a thin, vertical growth habit. It likes wet, clay soil, but it also prefers full sun. To avoid these conditions, keep your plants thinned out and avoid standing pools of water and over-watering in general. A virtually hassle-free perennial, offering three months of vanilla scented, rose pink flowers in large, compact clusters from midsummer to early fall. It does well in landscape plantings with moist soil and in plantings near bodies of water. Deadheading the flowers will stimulate another bloom cycle about a month after the first one. With tropical milkweed so readily available, what’s a gardener to do? Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella' swamp milkweed . Growing Swamp Milkweed. 5-16-10 Well, it's taken me forever to figure out I didn't have this one I believe it is the Showy Milkweed but have seedlings of the Cinderella I'm planting this year so I'll be back when I've had it for a year. Noteworthy Characteristics. Cinderella Milkweed will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity extending to 4 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 3 feet. How Poisonous Is Milkweed to Humans?. The plants spread naturally by wind-borne seeds and by creeping roots that spread out slowly under the ground. Milkweeds exude a white, milky juice from broken or cut surfaces. Grows 3-4 feet tall and spreads aggressively in certain regions. Try moving some plants to a more favorable location. Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) produces purple/pink flower clusters that wildflower gardeners love. Common Milkweed spreads by rhizomes (underground runners or roots) which is why it can be such an aggressive spreader, it will spread that way despite not flowering or going to seed. A sunny back corner is ideal. … It can be a challenge to grow but once established it will thrive for years to come and spread quickly. Butterfly weed does not transplant well due to its deep taproot, and is probably best left undisturbed once established. Spread 60-75 cm 23-29 inches Foot Traffic None Growth Rate Medium ... Asclepias incarnata ‘Cinderella’ Milkweed: USDA Zone: 3-9: Plant number: 1.080.030. Tropical Milkweed (A. curassavica)– Native to South America, tropical milkweed can be grown as an annual in colder USDA hardiness zones. The genus name Asclepias is named after the Greek god of medicine Asklepios. Obtaining milkweed for the garden can be challenging. 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