Northeast Pollinator Plants
Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed)
We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.
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Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.
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Common Name: Swamp Milkweed
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Larval Host
Use: Garden, Rain Garden, Naturalizing
Light: Full Sun
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 6 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Moist to Wet
Flower Time: Early July to Mid August
Flower Color: Scarlet Pink
Height: 4'- 5'
Notes: Asclepias incarnata (Swamp milkweed) is tolerant of well-drained soils, very attractive to butterflies, and a nice cut flower.
Host plant of VT Bee Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN):
Agapostemon splendens (Brown-Winged Striped-Sweat bee)
Bombus pensylvanicus (American Bumble bee)
Bombus rufocinctus (Red-Belted Bumble bee)
Osmia texana (Texan Mason bee)
Please note, all species of Asclepias are considered toxic for sheep, cattle and goats. Noted as deer-resistant by UVM.
Native to all of northern to southeastern US: Biota of North America Program (BONAP) – North American Plant Atlas (NAPA).