Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
When growing Milkweed you often never see it flowering, because the choice is flower or butterfly. We always set aside a few milkweed for just that purpose. We move the caterpillars to the 'feeder plants' and let them devour them.
Like all milkweeds butterflies are really attracted to this plant! Often several different species of butterflies are feeding on its nectar at once. It is also one of the favorite host plants for the Monarch butterfly caterpillar. Attractive rounded clusters of delicately scented pink flowers grow from smooth-stemmed branches that grow up to 5 feet tall.
Each small flower has five curved petals surrounding five contrasting light pink to whitish hoods providing exquisite beauty. The plant grows quickly and typically blooms sometimeduring June, July and August. It is the only native milkweed that enjoys moist soil.
Cannot ship to California or Hawaii, ships with soil