Asclepias incarnata (Rose (Swamp) Milkweed)


The large, bright, terminal blossoms of this tall, showy perennial are made up of small, rose-purple flowers. Deep pink flowers clustered at the top of a tall, branching stem, bearing numerous narrow, lanceolate leaves.

Landscape size: Up to about 5 feet tall

Bloom Color: Pink, Purple

Bloom Time: Jun, July, Aug, Sept, Oct


Growing Conditions

  • Soil Description: Rich, wet, very muddy to average garden moisture. One of the few ornamentals that thrives in mucky clay soils. Prefers neutral to slightly acidic soil but will tolerate heavy clay.
  • Light Requirement: Sun, Part Shade

Attracts: Butterflies, Hummingbirds

Larval Host: Monarch and Queen butterflies, Nectar Source

Special Value to Native Bees, Bumble Bees, Honey Bees, and attracts predatory and parasitoid insects (helps with garden pests)