Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens, Shade Tolerant
2 to 5'
June, July, August, September, October
Medium, Moist, Wet
Average, medium, well-drained.
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a lovely, large perennial that gets stunning bunches of pink/purple flowers almost all summer long. This plant loves wet soils, normally found along streams, in wetlands, and wet meadows. While it loves wet soil, it is worth noting it can handle drought once established, and will tolerate clay soils and is very deer resistant. The single most important thing about this plant is its wildlife value. It is an absolutely crucial plant for Monarch and Queen butterflies, and is invaluable to native bees, hummingbirds, and all butterflies as a nectar source. If you want butterflies galore, this is the plant for you! In fall, It gets a very interesting seed pod, offering interesting winter interest. The pods are commonly used in dried flower decorating. These plants look especially lovely as a grouped/naturalized planting.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!