Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) ah-SKLEE-pee-us incarnata

Other Names Asclepias incarnata 1 Gal., Asclepias incarnata (NGN), N, Asclepias incarnata
Family Apocynaceae
Description

Don’t let the undesirable common name “Swamp Milkweed” fool you - these are beautiful, useful plants that gently smell like vanilla (mmm) and feed valuable pollinators with their sweet nectar. These plants can be invasive without natural competition, so makes a great choice for a wild pollinator garden or a meadow planting. 

Swamp Milkweed gained its unfortunate nickname for liking wet feet… very wet feet. This plant would be happy in standing water for days on end!

Named Cultivars Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella', Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet', Asclepias incarnata 'Soulmate'
Plant Data
I am a... Deciduous Perennial Upright, Clump-forming
Mature Size 3 - 5 feet tall. 24 - 36 inches wide.
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Part Shade - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium - Wet: Prefer dry to moist soil.
Zones 3a - 9b
Tags Attractive to Butterflies, Attractive to Hummingbirds, Attracts Butterflies, Border, Butterfly Garden, Container, Cottage Garden, Cut Flower, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Dried Flower, Drought Tolerant, Eclectic Garden, Erosion Control, Formal Garden, Fragrant Flowers, Low Maintenance, Mass, Moist Soil, Most Popular, Native to North America, Normal Soil, Pond, Poor Soil, Prairie Garden, Rabbit Resistant, Rain Garden, Rock Garden, Rocky Soil, Shallow Soil, Showy Flowers, Thornless, Thrillers, Well-Drained Soil, Wet Site Tolerant, Woodland Garden
Bloom Period July - August
Flower Color White, Pink, Mauve
Foliage Color Green
Animals That Use It

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Data Sheets
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