Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed

Sun Exposure: Sun - Part Sun

Soil Moisture: Wet, Medium-Wet, Medium

Soil Type: Rich Loam, Clay

Height: 4 feet

Spread: 2 feet

Blooms: Summer (July/August)

Root: Rhizomatous - non-aggresive

Habitat: Wet Meadows, Floodplains, Marshes

Landscape uses: Rain gardens, Ponds, Pollinator gardens, Deer resistant

Wildlife Value: Nectar attracts a variety of bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects. Will attract hummingbirds who feed on nectar. Host Plant: Monarch Butterfly 

Germination Code: C(30)

Asclepias incarnata - Swamp Milkweed

  • Swamp Milkweed is an attractive and elegant plant for landscape use or naturalization. It is the only milkweed species that prefers moist to wet sites, and is great for that low spot that stays wet for most of the year, or along ponds or streams.