Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata
States grown: AL, AR, CO, CT, 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, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY
Asclepias incarnata is commonly named swamp milkweed, rose milkweed, swamp silkweed, and white Indian hemp. It is a perennial that is native in North America but only in the states listed above. It prefers damp to wet soils.
This plant is often sold as a cultivar for specific color blooms and may be labeled with "Soul Mate" other variations. Cultivar varieties should be limited to your planters because they are not the same as the native plant referenced here.
Swamp milkweed seed, Asclepias incarnata (hand collected)
Swamp milkweed seeds. Seeds are harvested from plants grown in Missouri. Germination rate is untested. Botanical name: Asclepias incarnata. Start the seeds in a week using water germination or sow in the fall for a more natural method called cold moist stratification. Either way the monarch butterfly will appreciate having this milkweed available. Shipping is included.
View Swamp milkweed observations on iNaturalist
View Swamp milkweed plant information at Wildflower.org
View Swamp milkweed plant information at Plants.USDA.gov