Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed

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Notes:

A. incarnata is one of our favorite species for wet areas in any garden or restoration project. It attracts pollinators like bumble bees, sweat bees, butterflies, flies, and wasps. A. incaranata is also one of the best native milkweeds for monarch caterpillars.

  • Listing ID: 1094
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 3-5
  • Stratification: 30 days cold moist stratification required
  • Bloom Time: August-September
  • Family: Apocynaceae (Milkweed or Dogbane)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Latin Name: Asclepias incarnata
  • Common Name: Swamp Milkweed, Rose Milkweed
  • Eco-Region: 251