Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a host plant for the Monarch butterfly that is native to much of the US. It produces abundant clusters of small vivid pink blooms mid-summer. It is a long-lived perennial.
Monarch populations are dwindling because Milkweed plants are being destroyed by large agriculture and popular landscaping practices. You can help the Monarch by including this stately plant in your garden.
Milkweed seeds germinate in the spring, sometimes quite hesitantly. The first year growth has no flowers and is primarily below ground as the plant develops a deep, robust root system. Plants in appropriate soil with proper light may bloom the second year. Third year plants can be quite impressive, producing abundant delightfully smelling blooms.
Swamp Milkweed Facts
Supports Monarch Butterflies
Native to much of United States
Prefers full to part sun.
3′-4′ tall with deep pink flowers when mature
Moist water requirements year round.
Sow Late Summer to Early winter.
A note about seed balls:
Seed balls protect the seeds from erosion, foraging, and many other factors. This protective property often results in a slower germination cycle. Wildflowers are also highly variable in their germination rates. Please be patient with your seed balls. If you placed them in a suitable location, soil, and climate, when the seeds are ready, they will grow!
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- With gorgeous pink flowers, Swamp Milkweed is Monarch butterflies’ favorite host plant.
- Scientifically developed process and recipe is more gentle on seeds than others.
- Provides nutrients and retains moisture for better germination and growth.
- Milkweed and most perennial wildflowers need to over-winter in the ground before they germinate.
- A 1/2″ diameter seed ball for planting in the Fall- Requires moist soil.