Asclepias incarnata

Common name: Swamp Milkweed

Native plant

This milkweed has deep pink to mauve flower umbels sitting atop sturdy stems with smooth, lance-shaped leaves.  It is less aggressive and shorter than Asclepias syriaca, but suitable for nearly as many growing conditions.  It has a bunch growth habit, and its rapid growth rate allows it to fill in quickly in the landscape. It prefers wet areas, but is tolerant of drier conditions as well.  As with all milkweeds, it is a host for the Monarch caterpillar and many other pollinators. 

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Pint

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Per unit for pint growing method $4
Flats $45

Plant Details

Plant type

Forb

Soil type

Mesic, Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Full Sun

Bloom period

Summer

Environment

Floodplain

General information

Mature height
3 Feet
Mature width
2 Feet
Max height
4 Feet
Max width
3 Feet
Growth rate
Fast
Flower color
Pink

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Pollinator hot spot

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