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Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed

Plant Type:


Asclepias incarnata – SPECIAL. Buy singly or save when you buy in increments of 5 plants. Willow-like leaves adorn strong, vertical stems which terminally produce pink to red-pink and sometimes white terminal clusters of milkweed flowers in late spring or early summer. We've known this terrific, attractive butterfly plant as Swamp Milkweed. It's a magnet for all kinds of butterflies including Monarchs and their caterpillars. Also going by other names such as Rose Milkweed, Swamp Silkweed and White Indian Hemp it loves damp sites in full sun where it is a low maintenance perennial great for attracting bees, too. It may be planted pseudo-marginally adjacent to a pond but not at water's edge; too wet and it will not thrive. It is native to all of North America except in the far west and curiously, Mississippi. Cutting grown or division.


36-48 in


24 in


Medium Pink, Red Pink

Characteristics and Attributes for Asclepias incarnata

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Hummingbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Massing
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Natural Garden
  • Cutting Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Moist


  • North America

Propagated By

  • Division