Asclepias incarnata

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  • Common Name: Swamp Milkweed
  • Plant Story:

    Loved by butterflies! The colorful perennial, Asclepias incarnata features uncommonly white or light pink flowers throughout the summer. This easy to grow perennial, is a a great addition to any butterfly garden.

  • Type: Perennial Herbaceous
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Purple,Pink,White
  • Planting Zone: 3-11
  • Height: 4-5 ft
  • Spread: 2-3 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Butterfly gardens, meadows, or native gardens
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Butterflies,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Is NativeNortheastern and Southeastern United States
  • Form: Clump forming
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Easily grown. Foliage is slow to emerge in the spring.


Swamp Milkweed - Additional Photos