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What you need to know as a florist about the Asclepias

  • Colourful splendour
    Asclepias come in a variety of colours, including red, orange, yellow and pink.
  • Stylish applications
    Asclepias is a beautiful sophisticated flower and adds a colourful and vibrant element to floral arrangements.
  • Symbolic meaning
    The Asclepias symbolises transformation, renewal and growth. So it is the perfect choice if you want to congratulate someone on a promotion or an anniversary.

All about the Asclepias

Asclepias is an exclusive crop that requires a lot of skill from the grower. But the results are worth it. Surprise your customers with the different varieties, such as Asclepias tuberosa (American silk plant) and Asclepias incarnata (Red silk plant). The flowers stand out with their receding petals.

Asclepias physocarpa is an outlier; this variety is grown for its bright green fruits. These are beautiful in rich late summer bouquets, but also solo in the vase. A special flower like Asclepias offers plenty of starting points for storytelling.

Tell your customers about the name and origin, for example. Asclepias is named after Aesculapius, the god of medicine, because of its medicinal properties. Asclepias originates from America. Some species also grow naturally in Africa. A delicate little flower with special shades of colour.

Sales inspiration for the florist

The Asclepias is a beautiful flower that is often used in wild bouquets and simple picking bouquets. You can find more inspiration here.

Sales advice for the florist

In-store sales advice for Asclepias

There are several techniques you can apply to the Asclepias. Think of making arrangements, a bouquet, a mono-bouquet or drying.





When choosing the right bouquet, it is important to consider the meaning of the Asclepias. Ideal for special occasions. Read the meaning of the flower under 'Product information'.

Give care tips

Give advice on caring for Asclepias, so the customer knows how to keep the flowers fresh for as long as possible. Read the care tips under 'Care' for the best advice.

Inspiring stories from growers, florists and experts

The '365 days of flowers' campaign is an initiative of the promotion committee 365 days of flowers, part of Royal FloraHolland. Over 1,800 growers from 15 different countries make this possible. They grow over 150 different flowers, which are promoted throughout the year based on Royal FloraHolland's availability dates. The objective of the '365 days of flowers' campaign is to jointly develop sales opportunities for florists.

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