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Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed

Native Wetland Plants

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

More About Swamp milkweed

  • Valuable resource for monarch butterflies

Asclepias incarnata, Swamp milkweed, is a decorative and essential perennial to any moist full sun habitat, pale pink blossoms explode with color from late June thru August. Standing 2-4’ tall Asclepias incarnata is a primary food and nectar source for monarchs and many beneficial insects. A very attractive companion to Mimulus ringens (monkey flower).

Bloom Color

Pink

Asclepias incarnata Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Rhizomatous - Slow
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Bees/Pollinators
Butterflies
Food
Wetland Indicator Status
FACW+
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Flowering Perennial
Attributes
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Focal Point
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Ornamental Flower
Rain Garden
USDA Hardiness Zone
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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