Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata


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Key Features

2 to 5'

Container Size


Bloom Time

June, July, August, September, October

Bloom Color

Pink, Purple

Soil Moisture

Medium, Moist, Wet

Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained.

Hardiness Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Light Requirements

Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun

  • Description

    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! After forming in the fall, the large seed pods offer winter interest and are commonly used in dried flower decorating. These plants look especially lovely as a grouped/naturalized planting.

  • Shipping Information

    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.

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