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Asclepias incarnata, also known as Swamp Milkweed, is a beautiful and beneficial perennial plant that is a must-have for any garden or landscape. This plant is named for its ability to grow in wet or moist soils, making it an excellent choice for rain gardens, pond edges, or other areas with damp soil.
Asclepias incarnata produces clusters of delicate, pink to rose-colored flowers that bloom from mid-summer to fall. The flowers are held on tall, upright stems and are complemented by long, lance-shaped leaves. The plant grows up to 3-4 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide, making it a great choice for borders or containers.
In addition to its beauty, Asclepias incarnata is also a beneficial plant for pollinators. It attracts a variety of butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects to the garden. It's also a host plant for the monarch butterfly, providing food and habitat for the caterpillars.
Asclepias incarnata is a hardy plant that thrives in full sun to part shade and moist soil. It's also easy to care for, making it a great choice for novice gardeners. This plant is also low-maintenance and can tolerate occasional flooding or wet soil conditions.
If you're looking to add some vibrant color and attract beneficial insects to your garden, Asclepias incarnata is an excellent choice. Its stunning flowers, hardy nature, and ability to attract butterflies make it a must-have for any garden or landscape. So why wait? Add Asclepias incarnata to your collection and enjoy its beauty and benefits for years to come.
Bloom Time July-September