Its sweet vanilla smell
draws butterflies and hummingbirds,
but this is one
tough, versatile plant.
Suitable for moist soil, such
as next to a lake, but also
tolerant of dry conditions.
Excellent for everything
from large landscape projects
to naturalizing to cutflower
Light: Full sun to partial shade
Bloom Time: Early to midsummer
Zones: 3 to 9
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Sweet Vanilla Butterfly Flower Product Details
Asclepias incarnata 'Soulmate'
Partial Shade/Full Sun
24 - 48"
18 - 24"
18 - 24"
3 - 9
Narrow elliptic to ovate leaves in medium green approximately 3-6" long.
Clustered umbel-like cymes approximately 2" across. Vanilla scented.
White flowers set in dark red bracts.
Early to midsummer.
Very tolerant of poor dry conditions and drought, but will also tolerate moist conditions.
Prefers well drained soil.
Vanilla scent brings the butterflies in droves. A tough plant that takes moist conditions so it will do well along lakes or ponds, but is also tolerant of poor dry conditions. This very versitile plant has dark red bracts that open to reveal bright white and pink clustered blooms. Used for cutflowers and is an excellent item for large landscape projects.
Slow to emerge in the spring, so mark their location well.
Sweet Vanilla Butterfly Flower Customer Reviews
Butterfly magnet!Review by Patty Wise - Richland, MI Posted on 2013-04-28 17:10:58
This plant was given to me and was small the first year but it sure pulled in the butterflies and hummingbirds. I had Monarchs and Viceroys the second year lay eggs with resultant catepillars. Wonderful plant!
A butterfly favoriteReview by Lisa Rizzo - New Castle, PA Posted on 2012-08-17 11:43:38
This plant was slow growing at first, then grew to a full tall beauty. Make sure you do not plant anything else too close to it. Did extremely well in this unusually hot summer heat.
nice roots and now growingReview by Melissa - Dayton, OH Posted on 2012-06-07 12:13:00
I ordered 2 of these items. I was very happy with the root system that was delivered. I have planted them and both plants emerged within 2 weeks. I am looking forward to seeing this plant as it grows.