• 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