Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata
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Swamp milkweed, Asclepias incarnata seeds
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.
Swamp Milkweed is the perfect addition to any wetland habitat. This hardy perennial is known for its stunning deep pink or white flowers, which bloom from July to September, making it not just a beautiful plant but also an essential one. Not only it's a perfect choice for attracting monarch butterflies and other pollinators but also it's resilient nature ensures it's easy to grow and maintain in wetland areas. Support local wildlife and enhance the beauty of your wetlands with our premium Swamp Milkweed seeds.
South Dakota/2020 is an Asclepias incarnata packet that contains one gram of seeds.
Utah/2021 is an Asclepias incarnata packet collected in a roadside marsh North of Salt Lake City, Utah that contains 25 seeds.
Utah/2022 is an Asclepias incarnata packet collected in a roadside marsh North of Salt Lake City, Utah that contains 25 seeds.
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.
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Four (4) Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) Live Plants
MilkweedOne's Etsy store is offering four (4) Swamp Milkweed plants, Asclepias incarnata in 1.5 pint containers (3.5" X 3.5" X 5" deep). Our plants are grown from seed for this growing season. Swamp Milkweed is an easily grown milkweed preferring wet, medium wet, and medium to soil in full or part sun. Pink flowers are attractive to pollinators and the leaves are an important food source for Monarch butterflies. This plant is native to most of the United States; USDA hardiness zones 2-7.
View Swamp milkweed observations on iNaturalist
View Swamp milkweed plant information at Wildflower.org
View Swamp milkweed plant information at Plants.USDA.gov