Niche Gardens - North Carolina (NC) Native Pants

Asclepias incarnata

 


Full Sun
Native
Cut Flowers
Dried Flowers
Attracts Butterflies

Asclepias incarnata (Asclepiadaceae)
(as-KLEP-ee-as in-kar-NAY-ta)
Pink Swamp Milkweed

If you wish to attract butterflies to your garden, be sure to plant some Pink Swamp Milkweed, a favorite food for the caterpillar of the Monarch butterfly. 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. However, it also tolerates average, well-drained garden sites.

Bloom color: pink
Bloom period: mid-summer
Height: 3-5'
Spread: 3'
Zones: 3-9

Container size: Qt.
Price: $9