Perennial

Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed

  • Attracts butterflies
  • Upright growing
  • Long, lance-like foliage
  • Small, mauve-pink fragrant flowers late June through July
  • Attracts birds
  • Great in groups
While this plant is an absolute must for attracting butterflies to the landscape, it is also a must for the beauty it adds to the garden. Upright growing with long, lance-like foliage, this Asclepias provides tall backing to any American Beauties garden while producing umbels of small, mauve-pink fragrant flowers from late June through July. Swamp Milkweed loves moist, sunny areas and is the signature plant for Monarch caterpillars and for nectar for Monarch adults as well as other showy landscape butterflies. Even the silky fiber left post bloom is valuable to nesting birds. Plant it in groups and watch the landscape come alive with critter color!
Native
Native
Fragrant
Fragrant
Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Sun
Average Water
Average Water
Dry Soil
Dry Soil

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