Friday, 12 June 2009


Asclepias incarnata, originally uploaded by peganum.
Asclepias incarnata
Asclepias incarnata
There are lots of exciting species of Asclepias in the U.S.A. This is one of the most common and deserves to be more widely grown over here. The flowers, in contrasting pale and dark pink resemble those of a Hoya (to which it is related) and are worth a close look. Leafy, clump-forming herbaceous perennials with reddish stems to 2ft. Any soil, but heavy and damp soils in sun are especially favoured.
1L pots ~ £6

Asclepias rubra
Asclepias rubra
Obviously related to A.incarnata and possibly just a form of it. The flowers are a good rosy pink, the foliage is fresh green, and the overall stature is a little lower - here at least. Very pretty. Completely hardy and easy in any ordinary garden soil.
2L pots ~ £7

Asclepias aff. incarnata
Asclepias cf. purpurascens
This seed was sent to me as purpurascens. I had my doubts and Tim Pyner has confirmed that it most certainly is not that. Could be another form of the very widespread incarnata but much taller (to 6ft?) and with grey foliage and flowers of a softer pink. Recommended for planting with the taller Rudbeckias and such like. Really rather splendid.
Sold out for now - sorry

Asclepias rubra (below) & cf. purpurascens
The two varieties sent to me as purpurascens (above) and rubra.

Asclepias sullivantii
Upright Euphorbia-like growth with heads of flesh pink horned flowers and greyish green leaves with a red midrib. Perfectly hardy medium herbaceous perennial.
1L pots ~ £7
Very few - please enquire

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Thank you so much.