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Swamp Milkweed Seeds

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Quick Overview

Swamp Milkweed is a red, showier variety of Common Milkweed. It is extremely elegant, producing willowy foliage and cherry-red blooms. It will also attract beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden or meadow. Perennial.

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Common Name Swamp Milkweed
Botanical Name Asclepias incarnata
Plant Type/Life Cycle Perennial
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color Pink
Estimated Mature Height 36-48 inches tall
Bloom Time Summer
Ships As Seed
Seeds Per Pound 76,800
Seeds Per Packet 45
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Native To North America
Native to North America
Ideal Growing Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific NorthWest
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies
Is It Storable? Yes- You can store your seed in any cool (not freezing) dry place that is not subject to extreme temperature variations.
Ships to Canada Yes
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Description

Everybody knows "Common Milkweed," the tough leathery plant with the dusty lavender blooms that are favored by Monarch butterflies. Swamp Milkweed is close to this variety, but much more elegant. The leaves are less coarse, and the plant is usually sort of willowy and tall. Best of all, the blooms are cherry-red and also welcome monarchs and hummingbirds. As you can tell by the name, this wildflower prefers wet ground, but in full sun.

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        4.0

        milkweed germination

        By Tom

        from Maryland

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              Comments about Swamp Milkweed Seeds:

              Most milkweed seeds need a period of cold to break their dormancy. Spring planted milkweed seeds will have a very low germination rate. To overcome this, scarify the seeds, i.e. put them in a plastic bag in damp (not wet) sand and keep them in the refrigerator (not freezer) for 6 weeks. Then plant outside or in pots. Tropical milkweeds do not need this.

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              2.0

              Not as good as I expected

              By FreeguyMd

              from Sharpsburg , Md.

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                    Comments about Swamp Milkweed Seeds:

                    I plante 20 of my 45 seeds. Only eight sprouted and grew . They were very slow to sprout. After sprouting they grew pretty fast. mudch beeter than the Common Milkweeds I planted. After all danger of frost I planted them. They have grown very well, and I am satisfied with the plants I have. They did not bloom this year. They had 5 Monarch larva, that grew almost to two inches , but some kind of predator got them, so no Monarchs .
                    I still have 25 seeds , and I will try them in the spring.

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                    1.0

                    did not grow

                    By joe k

                    from joliet il

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                          Comments about Swamp Milkweed Seeds:

                          I planted the seeds and they never started up

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                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          AMAZING!

                          By masternaturalist

                          from west alexander, pa

                          Pros

                          • Fast growing
                          • Gorgeous
                          • Keep it watered
                          • Monarchs all over it
                          • Purhased roots not seeds

                          Cons

                          • Two of three came up

                          Best Uses

                          • Raising monarchs

                          Comments about Swamp Milkweed Seeds:

                          purchased 3 plants from AM, two came up, called they were out of it, but will send more in the spring! great company, great plant, if you love butterflies, this is the plant for you...keep it watered! and it will do fine.. I have it in my butterfly garden, and it's healthy and has had over 50 monarch caterpillars on it this year.. this is my first year with it.. mine was white, very pretty!

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                          4.0

                          Monarch love this plant

                          By Momic

                          from Kankakee Cty IL

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Grow
                          • Native plant
                          • Weather tolerant

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                            Best Uses

                            • Raising the Monarch

                            Comments about Swamp Milkweed Seeds:

                            I have this planted around the house and in the prairie restoration. The older plant,4+ years, this year had 20 caterpillars on it at one time. Completely leafless when the migrating generation was done.

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