Vatochnik or Asclepius (after the name of the ancient Greek god of healing) was named so for its excellent medicinal properties. Growing cotton wool yields ripe seeds covered with fibrous cotton wool.
Vatochnik develops well in open areas... When growing cotton wool, it must be borne in mind that some species grow quite aggressively. Not forming a dense clump, new shoots sometimes "shoot" almost a meter away from the mother plant. That is why, in order to form a compact bush, the plant should be limited by growing in a dug-in container with drainage holes or by limiting it to a dug-in border. Growing cotton wool in one place is possible for up to 10 years.
The soil you can choose any cultivated, but fertile weakly acidic loam is desirable. Syrian cotton wool is drought-resistant, meat-red cotton wool is moisture-loving.
Breeds vatnik by dividing, the bushes grow very quickly. It is better to divide it in spring or in the second half of summer. The cotton wool is easily propagated by seeds. There are no particular difficulties with growing seedlings. The vatniki begin to bloom at 3-4 years, so the plant obtained from a piece of rhizome will bloom faster.
Vatochnik is not recommended to be planted next to small perennials, since not everyone can endure the neighborhood of such a powerful plant. Quite well, the fleece goes well with tall grasses: high pearl barley, reed grass, miscanthus, high varieties of meadows, pike. Also, cotton wool flowers look good next to aconite, echinacea, physostegia, veronicastrum, tall types of bells.