Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed

$9.45 | 1 G | 1040 Avail. | $9.45

1 G Weight: 25.0 lb



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Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is an upright native  perennial often found in swamps, rivers, and wet meadows with green lance-like leaves.  Tight clusters of small, fragrant flowers come in shades of pink and mauve and bloom in late spring to summer.   Performs best in full sun and moist to wet soils, but can tolerate average soils.  The milky sap released from damaged stems is toxic if ingested.

Asclepias are the sole host plants for the Monarch Butterfly, and also hosts the Queen Butterfly and various moth larva.  The nectar provides for various pollinators and attracts hummingbirds.  

Type: 

Perennial

Height: 

2’ - 4’

Spread: 

2’ - 3’

Spacing: 

3’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

3 - 9

Culture: 

Full Sun 

Bloom Color: 

Pink

Season of Interest: 

Spring, Summer

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance plant.  Water regularly.  Foliage is slow to emerge in spring.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, Borders Ponds and Streams, Wetlands, Meadows, Native Gardens, and Containers

COMPANION PLANTS: Sweet Flag, Cattail, False Indigo

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