CRCCD – Swamp Milkweed

SKU: CRCCD-SMW Category:


Asclepias incarnata


Soil:  Slightly acidic to Neutral
Moisture:  Average to Wet
Light:  Full Sun
Plant Height:  3 to 5 feet
Plant Width:  2 to 3 feet
Pests:  None
Landscape Value:  Good for low spots and other moist areas, rain gardens, butterfly gardens, sunny borders, and along streams and ponds.  Makes a good cut flower.

A pollinator magnet!  Clump-forming perennial with branched stems bearing narrow, willow-like leaves and topped with tight clusters of fragrant pink to mauve flowers that bloom in June and July.  Flowers followed by seed pods that split open when ripe releasing silky-haired seeds that are wind-dispersed.  Plants have deep tap-roots and are best left undisturbed once established.  Research indicates that, in gardens, best planted along perimeter and separate from other plants to increase visibility and accessibility to pollinators.  Tolerates clay soil.  Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds, native bees and predatory insects that prey on pest insects.  Larval host to Monarch and Queen butterflies and Milkweed Tussock moths.

1 gallon pot