Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed

A robust Missouri native with rose-pink flowers in summer. Its sweet vanilla scent is irresistible to butterflies. Plants prefer moist conditions but are tolerant of dry locations. Its 4-5″ willow like leaves are a preferred food of Monarch caterpillars.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Asclepias incarnata

Common Name

Milkweed

Bloom Color

Pink

Bloom Time

Summer

Foliage Color

Green

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

48-60″

Width

12-18″

Uses

Beds, Butterflies, Fragrant, Hummingbirds, Missouri Native Plant, Naturalize, Rain Gardens

Resistance

Deer, Drought

Soil

Average, Dry, Fertile, Poor

Water Needs

Average, Low

Zone

3-9

Plant Type

Perennial