Asclepias incarnata (Apocynaceae)
Pink Swamp Milkweed
If you wish to attract butterflies to your garden, be sure to plant some Pink Swamp Milkweed, a favorite food of the Monarch butterfly caterpillar. Beautiful and unique bicolored flowers of white and dark pink appear midsummer in 1-2" clusters atop 3-5' plants. As the name implies, Swamp Milkweed grows best in moist locations, but tolerates average, well-drained garden sites.
Bloom color: pink
Bloom period: mid-summer
Container size: Qt.