Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

  • Clusters of pink flowers in late June to August
  • Attractive seed pods
  • Moist/ wet soils
  • Natural habitat: wet freshwater areas such as meadows, fields, swamps and marsh
  • Milkweed is the sole food source of the Monarch Butterfly larvae


Height: 36-60 in
Spread: 24-36 in
Zone: 3-9
Color: Pink

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Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife:

» Attracts Butterflies
» Attracts Pollinators

Foliage Color:

» Green

Exposure:

» Full Sun

Soil Moisture:

» Moist, Well Drained
» Wet Soil/Wetlands

Attributes:

» Native
» Naturalizing
» RainGarden
» Tolerates Clay Soil

Habit:

» Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

» Summer