Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed


Swamp milkweed is a highly desirable native perennial that is a must for the rain garden or pollinator garden. Tall and regal, this clump forming plant has beautiful pink fragrant flowers on top. As part of the milkweed family, it is host to the Monarch Butterfly caterpillar, so keep your eyes out and let them eat the leaves.

Type: Herbaceous perennial
Family: Apocynaceae
Native Range: Northeastern and southeastern United States
Zone: 3 to 6
Height: 4.00 to 5.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to August
Bloom Description: White, pink, mauve
Sun: Full sun
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Naturalize, Rain Garden
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Deer, Clay Soil, Wet Soil