Swamp (Rose) Milkweed - Asclepias incarnata

Swamp (Rose) Milkweed - Asclepias incarnata

  • $ 300

These are plugs, but do have strong root systems.

Features: This milkweed has narrower leaves than Prairie Milkweed or Common Milkweed. It is the only native Illinois milkweed to favor moist soil which makes it a good rain garden choice. Its clusters of pink flowers make it a very popular nectar plant for bumblebees, other native bees, wasps and beetles and the Monarch caterpillar will feed on the leaves.

Light: Full sun

Soil: Wet to moist

Height: 2-5 feet

Blooms: July to September

See more information and photos at: Illinois Wildflowers and USDA Plants Database

Photo credit: Wild Ones West Cook 2014.

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