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Asclepias incarnata

Milkweed - Swamp

Swamp Milkweed is a great addition to wet sites, stream banks and butterfly gardens.  Fragrant white-to-pink milkweed flowers appearing in July and August on tall, clump-forming plants. The flat cymes are followed by interesting seed pods. Asclepias incarnata is an important Monarch butterfly nectar source and is an important food source for the larval stage of Monarch butterflies.  It tolerates dry sites as well as wet conditions.

Height

36 Inches

Spread

24 Inches

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone

3
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
49 Asclepias incarnata #2 (NATIVE-pink) Dormant
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Cut Flower
Deer Resistant
Fragrant - Flower
Native
Native - Straight Species
Rain Garden Plants
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Wet
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Hummingbirds
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Wet Site Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Companion Plants to Asclepias incarnata
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis
Cardinal Flower
Culver's Root Veronicastrum virginicum
Culver's Root
Common Rush Juncus effusus
Common Rush
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Calico Aster
Bee Balm Monarda didyma Grand Parade™
Bee Balm
Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata 'Soulmate'
Swamp Milkweed