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Asclepias incarnata

swamp milkweed, rose milkweed

While swamp milkweed is perfectly happy in wet soils, it is also quite tolerant of ordinary garden soils if drought conditions can be avoided. Monarch butterflies favor this species, which also hosts a number of other milkweed specialist species.

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Height: 24-42 in
Spread: 12-24 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Bloom Color: Pink

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Wet
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Summer Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Host Plant
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance


North American Distribution


swamp milkweed - Asclepias incarnata from Native Plant Trust
swamp milkweed - Asclepias incarnata from Native Plant Trust
swamp milkweed - Asclepias incarnata from Native Plant Trust