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Swamp Milkweed Seeds

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Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a showier variety of Common Milkweed. It is extremely elegant, producing willowy foliage and pink blooms. It will also attract beautiful butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden or meadow. Perennial.
key features
Botanical Name
Asclepias incarnata
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Seed Coverage
packet covers 5-10 sq. ft.
1 oz covers 60 sq. ft.
1/4 lb covers 250 sq. ft.
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Fragrant, Mass Plantings, Container Planting, Erosion Control


Everybody knows "Common Milkweed," the tough leathery plant with the dusty lavender blooms that are favored by Monarch butterflies. Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) 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 pink blooms also welcome monarchs and hummingbirds. As you can tell by the name, this wildflower prefers wet ground, but in full sun.

Native Range for Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) - AL, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY.