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Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed 

  • Attracts butterflies
  • Upright growing
  • Long, lance-like foliage
  • Small, mauve-pink fragrant flowers late June through July
  • Attracts birds
  • Great in groups
  • Category: Perennial
  • Breeder: American Beauties Native Plants
  • Hardiness Zone:3-8
  • Height:3-4 ft
  • Spread:12-24 in
  • Bloom Color: Pink Shades

While this plant is an absolute must for attracting butterflies to the landscape, it is also a must for the beauty it adds to the garden. Upright growing with long, lance-like foliage, this Asclepias provides tall backing to any American Beauties garden while producing umbels of small, mauve-pink fragrant flowers from late June through July. Swamp Milkweed loves moist, sunny areas and is the signature plant for Monarch caterpillars and for nectar for Monarch adults as well as other showy landscape butterflies. Even the silky fiber left post bloom is valuable to nesting birds. Plant it in groups and watch the landscape come alive with critter color!

• Fragrant
• Native
• Naturalizing
Attracts Wildlife
• Attracts Butterflies
• Attracts Songbirds
Flower Color
• Pink
• American Beauties Native Plants®
Season of Interest (Flowering)
• Summer Bloomer
• Full Sun
• Partial Sun
• Upright
Soil Moisture
• Dry Soil
• Average Water

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Asclepias incarnata  

Swamp milkweed, true to its name, prefers consistently moist soil, but performs admirably in average, well-drained gardens as well. Full sun is best and some shade is tolerated, though blooming time and color may suffer.