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June Plant of the Month
Asclepias incarnata 'Milkmaid'
by Adrienne Roethling,
June is National Pollinator Month and we have the perfect plant for a renewing or joining member. During the month of June, be sure to visit the Garden displays, especially the Discovery Garden to take part in the scavenger hunt, notice all the pollinators and enjoy the milkweed blooms.
Asclepias is a rather large group of plants commonly known as milkweed or butterfly weed. Most are native throughout North America and most species are beneficial to Monarch butterflies. Asclepias incarnata ‘Milkmaid’ is a white flowering ideal for wet or drier conditions. This herbaceous perennial tops out at 3-4‘ tall by 2-3’ wide. Numerous white, star shaped flowers are help clusters above the leaves. Milkmaid butterfly weed has fragrant flowers that blooms for several weeks beginning in June.
Join or renew your membership during the month of June and your name will be included in a drawing for a Asclepias incarnata ‘Milkmaid’.