Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata



Large blossoms of small, fragrant, upturned rose-purple flowers. Great host plant for Monarch butterflies and hummingbirds. Great for rain gardens and habitat. 2 to 6 feet tall. Moist to wet soils; sun to partial shade. Can thrive in mucky clay soils. Blooms June through October.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Pink Milkweed
Plant Family:Asclepiadaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Herbaceous
South Jersey Native Range:Pine Barrens Periphery, South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees, Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:June through October
Global and State Rank:G5, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet
Soil pH:Slightly Acidic, Neutral
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet

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