Asclepias fruticosa

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Asclepias fruticosa, commonly known as the Swan Plant or Milkweed, is a captivating perennial that is as beneficial as it is beautiful. Known for its unique, balloon-like seed pods that resemble swans, this plant is a favourite in butterfly gardens, particularly for attracting and sustaining Monarch butterflies.

Growing to a height of about 1-2 metres, Asclepias fruticosa features clusters of small, creamy-white flowers that bloom in summer, offering a delicate contrast to its lush green foliage. This plant thrives in well-drained soil and prefers a sunny location, making it suitable for a variety of garden settings, including borders and wildflower gardens.

Apart from its aesthetic appeal, the Swan Plant is highly valued for its role in the ecosystem. It serves as a crucial food source for Monarch caterpillars and is also visited by a variety of pollinators, contributing to the biodiversity of your garden.

Enjoy complimentary delivery anywhere in mainland New Zealand when you purchase plants worth $250 or more*.

For orders below $250, the following flat-rate delivery charges are applicable:

  • Urban delivery within mainland New Zealand: $19.95
  • Rural delivery within mainland New Zealand: $39.95

We aim to have all orders delivered within 14  days from the order date, unless a different shipping date is specified alongside a product.

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