asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed) native

Size: 1 litre
  • pink flowers are followed by attractive seed pods
  • food source for monarch butterflies
  • commonly found in swamps or wetland landscapes
  • bloom time: july to august
  • zone 3
  • height 100-125cm
  • spread 60-90cm
  • colour pink
  • although tolerant of drier soils, swamp milkweed thrives in moist to wet soils
  • once flowering is complete, it is best to leave dead flowers untouched as attractive seed pods will follow
  • very slow to emerge in the spring
  • full sun partial sun/shade
  • attracts butterflies
  • bog or water garden
  • native
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)