Photo: © Jelitto
This is another species of milkweed native to North America. It occurs in sunny bogs and marshy areas, growing tall and strong.
Plants have deep taproots and are best left undisturbed once established, they also emerge much later than most plants.
'Soulmate' is a variety bred for the profuse rosy pink, vanilla scented flowers that are such an attractant to butterflies.
Given its swampy origins, it is surprisingly tolerant of average well drained soils and will even thrive on damp clay.
'Soulmate' charms with slender, willow-like foliage, a strong upright structure, and attractive seed pods. When left in the garden, pods break open to release silky white seeds that float on the breeze.
When cut, this milkweed exudes a white sap that can cause skin irritation so handle with care.
Wet, moist clay
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