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Asclepias incarnata Q01

Swamp Milkweed

 Bloom Period: 

July – August

Light:

Sun

Water:

Medium – Wet

Size:

Height 48 – 60”  Width 24 – 36”

Zone:

3 – 9

Patent:

None

Showy clusters of small, rose-purple flowers atop stiff, tall stems with dark bluish green, lance-like leaves. Numerous attractive seedpods follow; seeds may be saved for planting later or allowed to self-seed. Missouri native that is one of the principal host milkweeds for Monarch caterpillars in the Midwest. Also attracts bees and other butterflies; deer resistant.