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Swamp Milkweed - Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed - Asclepias incarnata

SKU: 364215376135191
PriceFrom $5.00

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a herbaceous perennial native to wet regions of the eastern and central United States. Although they thrive in wet conditions, they also grow well in regularly irrigated landscapes. Swamp milkweed does not spread aggressively unlike other milkweeds.

 

You can expect Swamp milkweed to die back around Thanksgiving to return in the spring. It's a true favorite of butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators. It is a beautiful addition to any garden and makes an excellent cut flower.

 

Our milkweed is guaranteed Florida ecotype, pesticide free milkweed. They will most likely come with aphids and caterpillars but that’s why we do what we do! It’s grown to support our wildlife.

  • Plant Conditions

    Sun: Full sun to dappled shade

    Height: 3'-5' Tall

    Spacing: 1 1/2 - 2' apart

    pH: Acidic 5.5-7.5

    Soil: Moist to occasionally inundated soils

    Salt Tolerance: Tolerant

    Drought Tolerance: Tolerant

    Native Status: Yes

    Bloom Season: Mid Summer

    Bloom Color: Fragrant pink to mauve blooms

    Life Span: Perennial

    Growth Habit: Clumping

    Host: Monarch and Queen butterfly

    Nectar: Yes

    Wildlife Benefit: Provides important nectar and shelter for wildlife, and its seed pods are a food source for birds.

    Propagation: The best way to propagate Swamp Milkweed is by division or cuttings. Seeds should be stored in a cool, dry place and remain viable for up to three years. Seeds do not require cold stratification but germination rates may increase with cold stratification. Or sow seeds in the fall.

    Learn more at FNPS

  • Shipping info

    **NOTE: We only ship 3.5" to 1/2 gallon size pots. If you select a larger size, your order will not be shipped. 

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