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- SHIPSBeginning in April, after your last frost date
- ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (perennial, zones 4-9, annual in other zones)
- INCLUDES3 plants, each in a 2.5" diameter pot
- Botanical Name Asclepias incarnata
Milkweed Soulmate is not only soul food to Monarch caterpillars and butterflies, (and all their pollen-loving buddies), but they smell like vanilla, have dense, dynamic foliage, and grow little clip-and-go bouquets of tiny pink flowers that look like tiny hearts. They grow tall and spread over the years, so give them the space they need to do their thing. They start slow but once they catch their stride, they take off. One day you'll look over and think, "hot dang, those things got huge". Includes 3 young plants.
- SUN Full sun, or part shade
- HEIGHT 4" when full grown
- SPACING18-24" between plants
- CLIMATEGrows everywhere
- DEER Deer resistant
- KIDS+PETS Toxic
- WATER Prefers even moisture
- INDOOR+POTSIn ground or large container
How to Plant
Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Fill a little bit of the loose dirt back into the hole and tuck your plant in so the base of the stem is even with the top of the hole. Now fill in the rest of the soil around the roots, give the soft ground around the base of your new plant friend a few solid pats to compress the soil onto the roots, and a long, gentle drink of water.
Where to Plant
Find a place that mostly sun, in well draining soil.
When to Plant
Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon. Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring.
When to Expect Blooms
Blooms from early summer through fall
Water regularly. Will self sow, so be sure to plant where spreading is welcome.
Native to North America. Leaves turn a brilliant yellow in the fall.