Asclepias incarnata


Zones: 3-9
Exposure: Full to Part Sun
Size: 3’H x 2’S
Bloom: Pink, Summer



Swamp Milkweed Plants

Asclepias incarnata ‘ Milkweed’

This asclepias is known for its showy pink and fragrant blooms – large clusters of deliciously vanilla scented flowers that grow on sturdy stems. This asclepias makes a dramatic statement in the garden or perennial border.

Asclepias incarnata, Swamp or Rose Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata Swamp Milkweed is also known as ‘Rose Milkweed’, this deer resistant plant grows in moist to average soils, and blooms in July and August. A popular source of nectar for monarch butterflies as well as other pollinators, you will be amazed at how many ‘guests’ this plant attracts to its blooms!

This is a native plant, and although a bit slow to emerge (so remember to give it time in the spring!), it will reward you with a fast growing and long blooming plant. Once the blooms are gone, there will be interesting pods filled with seeds that will eventually be scattered by the wind.

Asclepias incarnata Native Range: AL, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY.

Photograph by R. A. Nonenmacher, modified by Growers Exchange, distributed under a CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

Asclepias Incarnata

Characteristics: Named for the Greek God of Healing, Asclepius, this wonderful milkweed will reward you with both gorgeous flowers and abundant ‘pollinators’. All Asclepius are slow to emerge, so it is important to have patience with these North American Natives!

Light: Plant in full sun to partial shade.

Water: Water when needed

Soil: Prefers moist to average well drained soils

Use: Check out this website to learn so much more about gardening for butterflies!

Note:Please handle plant with care, as it can cause skin irritation or allergic reaction to humans or animals.Milkweed does contain toxins that can beharmful to pets



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