Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed

Newly planted

Newly planted


Family: Apocynaceae

Genus: Asclepias

Category: Perennial

Zones: 3 to 7

Size: 3 to 4' tall, 2 to 3' wide

Growth Rate: Moderate

Exposure: Sun

Description: 

Needs a moist or low area. Milky sap when stems are cut. Pale pink flowers in late spring to summer on umbel-shaped inflorescences with dark red buds. Attractive to butterflies (Oudolf).

Cultivars: 

'Alba' - white flowers

History: 

Published in Sp. Pl. 1: 215 in 1753.

Native to Canada and the US.

Relatives: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 4" pot from Santa Rosa in April 2011 and planted it near the conservatory.


Sources of Information

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