Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed
A robust Missouri native, Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata, features rose-pink flowers in summer. Its sweet vanilla scent is irresistible to butterflies. Swamp Milkweed prefers moist conditions but is tolerant of dry locations. Its 4-5″ willow like leaves are a preferred food of Monarch caterpillars.
Plant in sunny locations. Although drought tolerant once established, keep well watered when first planted, and especially when plants are setting up buds and blooming, and during dry spells.
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