Asclepias incarnata
(swamp milkweed)
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Category: Herbaceous Plants

Additional Species:

‘Cinderella,’ ‘Ice Ballet’

Height: 36 – 48 inches


Spread:  48 inches


Location: Bottom


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
excellent for attracting butterflies; will self-seed


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist or Average

This plant prefers Sand or Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
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June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

tall, rather open habit, usually unbranched except in upper part of stems

Foliage

dark green, narrow leaves with pointed tips; medium texture; milky sap when stems are broken, but not to the same extent as common milkweed

Flowers

Rounded terminal clusters 4" to 5" across; flowers dusty pink to rose, with the “skirt” darker pink, lightly fragrant; July-August

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