Asclepias – Incarnata (Butterfly Weed)
This is a new addition to our growing from the US. They call it Butterfly weed, as it is absolutely irresistible to butterflies and bees. Pink or White flowers in flat umbels on long stems, growing to around 4 feet. I am not sure they will get that size here, but they are hardy and will go through our winter weather. They seem a little complicated to grow but we are quite confident. This plant will be a tremendous asset in any herbaceous border as it is so very different from anything we commonly have in the UK. They wake up around 4 weeks after our normal range of garden perennials, for no apparent reason other than they like a “lay-in”.