Swamp Milkweed

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Plant Information

Taxonomic Name: Asclepias incarnata
Common Name: Swamp Milkweed
Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6
Light Requirements: Full sun
Flower Color: White
Wildlife: Butterflies
Special Characteristics:
  • Brilliant reddish burgundy fall color
  • Native to swampy areas, though doesn't need to be on a water's edge
  • Prefers constant moisture
  • Adaptable to border setting
  • Does best in full sun to partial shade
  • If it has good seed heads - can leave for winter interest or cut down
  • Will die back with first frost
  • Clean up in early spring