Asclepias incarnata

Rose Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed

 

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Rose Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a showy pink blooming asclepias species that is a food plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillers and a nectar source for adult butterflies. Also known as Swamp Milkweed, it grows best in moist or wet soils.

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Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Native
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Annual Rainfall
Average
Moist/Wet
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Shipping Shipping begins in late February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first. Learn More…
Size Plant - 5" deep pot
SKU HBLNS51

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Rose Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a showy pink blooming asclepias species that is a food plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars and a nectar source for adult butterflies. Also called Swamp Milkweed, this milkweed actually grows well in both moderately moist and wet soils. This perennial milkweed is also an excellent choice for rain gardens. Asclepias incarnata (also known as Swamp Milkweed) native range: AL, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY.
SKU HBLNS51
Common Name Rose Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed
Botanical Name Asclepias incarnata
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Flower Color Pink
Mature Height 3-4' tall
Mature Spread 3' wide
Bloom Time Early to late summer
Ships As Potted Plant
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer, Fall
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Average Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet
Amount of Rain 20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Advantages Native
Ideal Region Anywhere In The US
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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