Swamp Milkweed

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

ZONE:
3

COLOUR:
Pink

HEIGHT:
100-125 cm

SPREAD:
60-90 cm

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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. 

Additional Notes about Swamp Milkweed:


Native to Ontario