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Cynanchum ascyrifolium
Common Name: Cruel Plant Family: Asclepiadaceae (The Milkweed Family)

Cynanchum ascyrifolium
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No one you know will have this plant! This milkweed relative hails from the mountains of Asia. It forms two foot tall by three foot wide clumps of light green foliage that is topped with starry, pure white flowers in spring. Shows heat and drought tolerance in cultivation.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Sunny meadows in the mountains of central Honshu, Japan, at elevations of 800 - 1800 metres. Thickets in hills and mountains in Korea.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Dry  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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