Find Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata in the St Louis Missouri area at Sugar Creek Gardens plant nursery and garden shop. 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. Named a Missouri Botanical Garden Plants of Merit winner for its outstanding qualities.
A Missouri Botanical Garden Plants of Merit. Plants were selected for their outstanding quality and dependable performance for the lower Midwest. They grow consistently well in St Louis Missouri, central and southern Illinois, and the Kansas City Metro area.
Plants of Merit Selection Criteria
•Easy to grow and maintain
•Not known to be invasive in our area
•Resistant or tolerant to diseases and insects
•Has outstanding ornamental value
•Reasonably available to purchase