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Asclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed Z 3-9
Asclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed Z 3-9 Fragrant medium pink umbels, like an upside down ballerina’s skirt, July – September....
Asclepias incarnata Swamp milkweed Z 3-9
Fragrant medium pink umbels, like an upside down ballerina’s skirt, July – September.
Size: 3’-4’ x 2-3’
Care: Sun in moist to moist well-drained soil, deer resistant
Native: North America – all states (except along the Pacific coast) & eastern half of Canada, Wisconsin native
Wildlife Value: host for Monarch caterpillars, flowers are source of nectar for several butterflies
Named after Asclepias, a Greek god of medicine. Native American groups used Swamp milkweed – Chippewa to increase their strength & the stems made into twine; Iroquois to heal navels in babies, to increase or decrease urine and to make a person strong enough to punish witches; Meskwaki to drive out tapeworms; and Menominee used it as an ingredient in food – added to deer soup & cornmeal mush. Listed as growing in England in Miller’s Gardeners’ Dictionary, 1768. Pressed specimen in Emily Dickinson’s herbarium.
Asclepias curassavica Bloodflower or scarlet milkweed Z 9-11 Annual in colder areas
Asclepias curassavica grows upright and tall with spiraling lance-shaped leaves. Blooming all summer and early fall. Showy flowers, in small scarlet red and orange umbels....
Asclepias curassavica grows upright and tall with spiraling lance-shaped leaves. Blooming all summer and early fall. Showy flowers, in small scarlet red and orange umbels.
Size: 24-30” x 12-24”
Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained soil
Native: South America
Wildlife Value: Attracts Monarch butterflies
In gardens since 1750’s.
Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly weed, Pleurisy-root Z 4-9
Striking orange cymes in July-August on this American native....
Striking orange cymes in July-August on this American native.
Size: 2-3' x 12"
Care: Sun in moist well-drained to dry soil, Drought tolerant & deer resistant
Native: East and south North America, Wisconsin native
Wildlife Value: host for Monarch & Gray hairstreak butterfly caterpillars.
Omaha Indian’s Shell Society took 4 days to dig, prepare and distribute the root to cure bronchial and pulmonary ailments. Most important medicine for the Menomonie. Iroquois smashed the root on runner’s legs to give them strength. Butterfly weed cured flu and remedied coyote bites for the Iroquios. 1st collected for gardens by Rev. John Banister in colonial Virginia in 1678 He died when he bent over to collect a plant and a gunman mistakenly shot him. Jefferson grew this at Monticello.
Asclepias verticillata Whorled milkweed Z 4-10 POISON
OUT OF STOCK Fragrant flat-topped clusters of many small white flowers atop single stem surrounded by narrow, grass-like leaves. Blooms July through October....
OUT OF STOCK
Fragrant flat-topped clusters of many small white flowers atop single stem surrounded by narrow, grass-like leaves. Blooms July through October.
Size: 12-30” x 12-24” spreading
Care: sun to part shade in moist well-drained to well-drained soil
Native: all US, Wisconsin native
Wildlife Value: deer & rabbit resistant. Bees & butterflies eat nectar. Host for Monarch caterpillars.
Size: root used to induce sweating for Choctaw, Chickasaw and Creek natives
Collected by 1753. Grown at America’s 1st botanic garden, Elgin Botanic Garden 1811.
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Butterfly Garden for sun
Butterfly Garden for Sun Size : Height x width* Bloom color 3 Agastache foeniculum – Anise hyssop 2-3’ x 12” purple 1 Asclepias incarnata – Swamp milkweed 2-3’ x 12”...
Butterfly Garden for Sun Size : Height x width* Bloom color
3 Agastache foeniculum – Anise hyssop 2-3’ x 12” purple
1 Asclepias incarnata – Swamp milkweed 2-3’ x 12” orange
1 Aster novae angliae – New England aster 3-4’ x 24” pink or purple
3 Liatris spicata – Blazing star 2-3’ x 18” purple
1 Monarda fistulosa – Beebalm 3-4’ x 2’ purple
3 Rudbeckia fulgida – Black-eyed susan 30”x 18” yellow
1 Salvia nemorosa -Meadow sage 36” x 24” purple
1 Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ 30” x 12” pink
3 Verbena bonariensis (reseeding annual) 3-4’ x 6” purple
3 Zizia aurea – Golden alexander 30″x 24″ yellow
All plants are perennials except Verbena bonariensis which is an annual that reseeds.
If planted together in one garden these make a 27 square foot garden.
*Most of these plants get wider over time by spreading roots or by self-seeding .
20 plants for $165.25. Would be $194.40 if purchased separately. You save $29.15.
If you plan on coming to the Nursery to purchase this collection, please give us at least 24 hours notice to prepare the collection for you.