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Asclepias incarnata

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More About Asclepias incarnata

  • Pink flowers are followed by attractive seed pods
  • Food source for Monarch butterflies
  • Commonly found in swamps or wetland landscapes
  • Bloom Time: July to August

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

60-90 cm

Colour:

Pink
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Swamp Milkweed Growing and Maintenance Tips

Although tolerant of drier soils, swamp milkweed thrives in moist to wet soils. Once flowering is complete, it is best to leave dead flowers untouched as attractive seed pods will follow. Very slow to emerge in  the spring. 


Asclepias incarnata Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Attributes

Seed

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Clumping
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Roadside planting
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias syriaca

Common Milkweed