Asclepias incarnata Butterfly Milkweed

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Asclepias incarnata

Rose Or Swamp Milkweed

Boggy plant that's an excellent pollinator. Shipped bare root, wrapped carefully. 1 gallon size. 

Apocynaceae

Plant Specifics

Size: 2 to 3.5 ft tall by 1.5 to 2 ft wide
Life Span: Short-lived perennial
Flower Color: Pink
Phenology: Winter dormant. Blooms spring-summer.
Habitats: Open seepage areas, marshes, marshy areas along streams.

Landscaping

Recommended Uses: Plant in moist to wet areas where it can be grown in large clumps. 
Light:  Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance: Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray Tolerance: Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate: Clay, Loam, Sand

Wildlife

caterpillarbutterflypollinator

Larval host to the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus) and soldier butterfly, (Danaus eresimus). Attracts many pollinators, especially native bees.

Natural Range in Florida
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USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8B 9A 9B 


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