Planting Instructions: Prefers well-drained sandy soil. Drought tolerant. May be planted in any well-drained soil. Dig a hole large enough to encompass the roots without bending or circling. Set the plant in place so the crown (part of the plant where the root meets the stem) is about 1-2 inches below the soil surface. Cover with soil to the original soil surface and water thoroughly. Do not apply fertilizer.
Pests or Diseases: Resistant to deer. No serious insect or disease problems. Asclepias are known to get aphids which you can leave for ladybugs to eat or spray the insects and foliage with soapy water.