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Asclepias incarnata


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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Asclepias incarnata
Principal Common Name SWAMP MILKWEED
Common Name(s)
Description Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata is a resilient, adaptable native plant for perennial gardens, butterfly gardens and rain gardens. This milkweed prefers medium to wet soils. It grows from 3-4 feet tall in part to full sun. The beautiful pink flower clusters appear in June to July and continue until early fall. Swamp milkweed is a valuable larval plant host for the Monarch butterfly.
General Comments
Nativity Native to U.S.
Height Range 0 - 5 FT
Spread Range 0 - 0
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 3a : 3b : 4a : 4b : 5a : 5b : 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b
Leaf Color Green
Leaf Texture Coarse
Form Shrub
Flower Color Pinkish Purple
Flower Time July : Aug : Sept : Oct : Nov : Fall
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences
Soil Preferences
Watering Preferences Heavy
Outstanding Features Fire Resistant

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