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
Swamp milkweed seed packet, Asclepias incarnata
One gram of swamp milkweed seeds. Packet contains between 150 and 200 seeds (175 on average). Seeds are harvested from plants grown in Minnesota. Germination rate is 90% 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 in the quoted price.
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.
View Swamp milkweed observations on iNaturalist
View Swamp milkweed plant information at Wildflower.org
View Swamp milkweed plant information at Plants.USDA.gov