Swamp Milkweed

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Plant Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) in your butterfly garden.

Native plant for swamps and wet meadows, Swamp Milkweed native wildflowers, are low maintenance native wildflower that grows in moderate to wet soils.

Plant Asclepias incarnata or Swamp Milkweed to naturalize or in butterfly rain gardens.

Swamp Milkweed is an excellent choice as a food source for the larval stage of the Monarch butterflies. As its name implies, the Swamp Milkweed oozes a milky sap when stems are cut. The sap is toxic and should not be grown around farm animals. Plant in low areas, moist soil and wet or boggy soils.

  • Nectar for butterflies
  • Deer tolerant
  • Tolerant of wet and clay soils
  • Fragrant flowers
  • Low Maintenance
  • Great bog plant
  • Rain gardens

For more information, visit this Swamp Milkweed Plant Fact Sheet from the USDA NRCS.


Swamp Milkweed is available in:

  • Quart size pots

Plants shipping to CA or AZ may be bare rooted before being prepped for shipping.

  • Category: Perennials, Perennial Plants
  • Plant Type: Deciduous
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Soil Condition: Moist, Wet
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Bloom Color: Pink, White
  • Mature Height: 3 - 4ft
  • Growth Rate: Medium-growing
  • Planting Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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