Attract bees, butterflies, and birds to your backyard with Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata). This smaller milkweed (24″ tall) has impressive bright pink flowers that attract butterflies par excellence! If you have rich moist soil in a sunny spot, don’t miss the opportunity to support Monarchs and have a show shopper in your garden! An absolute favorite of the Monarch butterfly, Swamp Milkweed requires rich soils that remain moist year round. A gorgeous US native wildflower for pollinator and habitat gardens.
The fiber in the stem of this and other milkweeds can be used to make cord, however, it is far more valuable as Monarch and pollinator habitat.
Plant outdoors Fall. Seeds will germinate when conditions are optimal. In good conditions, flowers appear the second year.
• A perennial
• Native to Central and Eastern US
• full sun to part shade and rich, moist
• Moderate Water Requirement
• Sow Fall, 12-24 inches apart
• Zone 3-9
Swamp Milkweed is native to the following states:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.