Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
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Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

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An essential part of every garden should be at least one Swamp Milkweed plant. These native host plants for the Monarch butterfly are essential parts of our ecosystems in the US. Swamp Milkweed plants are found throughout the US except for WA, OR, CA or MS. At maturity, these plants develop clusters of brilliant, aromatic red to pink flowers that will attract various pollinators including Hummingbirds!

This plant thrives in Moist to Wet soils with Full Sun.

If you'd like to attract Hawk moths, Swallowtail butterflies, Greater Fritillaries, Monarchs, Skippers, bumble bees and other pollinators you need a Swamp Milkweed in your garden.

Sun Requirements:  Full to Partial Sun (4-6 hours+)
Water Requirements: Wet to Medium-Wet Soil
Bloom Time: June-August
Plant Spacing:  1 Foot
Plant Estimated Height at Maturity: 4-5 Feet
USDA Planting Zones: 3-9

 

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