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Rose Milkweed

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Rose Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

The large, bright, terminal blossoms of this showy, 2-4 ft. perennial are made up of small, rose-purple flowers. Deep pink flowers clustered at the top of a tall, branching stem, bearing numerous narrow, lanceolate leaves. Opposite, narrow, lance-shaped leaves line the erect, open-branched stem. Elongated, tan-brown seed pods persist into winter.  

Growing Conditions

Height 48" to 60"
Light Requirements Full sun
Bloom time July to August
Zone 3 to 6

Additional Info

With its showy flower clusters that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, swamp milkweed is underutilized in gardens.

The insects are not a problem unless the plant looks sick; at that point an effective treatment is to spray the plant and aphids with soapy water.

Good for wetland gardens and habitat.

 Attracts: Butterflies , Hummingbirds Larval Host: Monarch and Queen butterflies.

All info from Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center