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Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet' (Swamp milkweed 'Ice Ballet')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Other names

Swamp milkweed 'Ice Ballet'

Genus

Asclepias Asclepias

Variety or Cultivar

'Ice Ballet' _ 'Ice Ballet' is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with lance-shaped to narrowly elliptic, pointed, dark green leaves and sturdy stems bearing dense clusters of tiny, fragrant, white flowers from midsummer to early autumn. Flowers that attract butterflies are followed by seeds pods that split to release silky-hairy seeds.


Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet' is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Sap is toxic if ingested.

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Whitefly Whitefly

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to encourage a second flowering. Cut back in early spring.

Propagation

Sow seed in a cold frame in spring.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


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Where to grow

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet' (Swamp milkweed 'Ice Ballet') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Wildflower, Waterside, Low Maintenance, Cottage/Informal, City, Beds and borders, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moist, fertile soil in full sun. Suitable for use near a pond or stream. Foliage is slow to emerge in spring. Best if left undisturbed once established. Flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'

Other names

Swamp milkweed 'Ice Ballet'

Genus

Asclepias Asclepias

Variety or Cultivar

'Ice Ballet' _ 'Ice Ballet' is an upright, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial with lance-shaped to narrowly elliptic, pointed, dark green leaves and sturdy stems bearing dense clusters of tiny, fragrant, white flowers from midsummer to early autumn. Flowers that attract butterflies are followed by seeds pods that split to release silky-hairy seeds.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Upright

Toxicity

Sap is toxic if ingested.


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Whitefly

Diseases

Generally disease free

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to encourage a second flowering. Cut back in early spring.

Propagation

Sow seed in a cold frame in spring.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet' (Swamp milkweed 'Ice Ballet') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.6m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Wildflower, Waterside, Low Maintenance, Cottage/Informal, City, Beds and borders, Wildlife

Cultivation

Grow in moist, fertile soil in full sun. Suitable for use near a pond or stream. Foliage is slow to emerge in spring. Best if left undisturbed once established. Flowers attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Moisture-retentive

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

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