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Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed

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The attractive pink to rose-purple flowers mature in mid-spring and last into early fall. The seed pods split open to release seeds that float on the wind. Milkweed is an important food source for Monarch butterfly caterpillars and the flowers are visited by many pollinators.  It is resistant to browsing by deer

  • Type: Perennial
  • Zone: 3 to 8
  • Native
  • Height: 3.00 to 4.00 feet
  • Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
  • Bloom Time: July to August
  • Bloom Description:  White, pink, mauve
  • Sun: Full sun
  • Water: Medium to wet
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Suggested Use: Naturalize, Rain Garden
  • Flower: Showy, Fragrant, Good Cut
  • Attracts: Butterflies
  • Tolerate: Deer, Clay Soil, Wet Soil