Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Copyright: Fred Miller
This Milkweed, one of four milkweeds on our site, is native to Eastern North America and can reach up to four feet tall. It has narrow leaves that reach up to six inches and attractive-looking clusters of pinkish-purple flowers. There is a lovely white variety that is called Ice Ballet.
These beauties got the name Swamp Milkweed because they can handle more moisture in their environment than the other Milkweeds. If you have an area in your garden that holds a little extra water, Swamp Milkweed is a plant that peeks curiosity and invites garden conversation.
Where to Buy Swamp Milkweed Plants:
Swamp Milkweed is a Nectar Plant for:Monarch, Variegated Fritillary, Viceroy, Queen, Banded Hairstreak, Bronze Copper, Giant Swallowtail, Great Spangled Fritillary, and more
Swamp Milkweed Specifications:
Color(s): Pink, white
Sun Exposure: Sun
Soil: Wet ground
Average Height: 30 in. to 40 in.
Average Spread: 24 in.
USDA Plant Hardiness Zone: 3 to 10
Note: Deer resistant