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Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
SKU: HC018299
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Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet' (Swamp Milkweed) lights up the mid-summer garden with vanilla scented, pillowy clusters of snow-white flowers. Deep green foliage and white flowers that bloom from mid-summer to fall are the perfect backdrop for brightly colored butterflies that visit each summer. A pollinator-favorite, especially for Monarch butterflies, this easy-care milkweed is happy in a sunny spot with moist soil.
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Botanical Name
Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet'
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Fragrant
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
36-48" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


Asclepias incarnata 'Ice Ballet' (Swamp Milkweed) is a pollinator-favorite, and its leaves are essential food for Monarch butterfly larvae. Sun-loving and not picky about soils, ‘Ice Ballet’ will do well in low areas, rain gardens, meadows, and perennial beds where their height of 3-4' sets the stage for the other colors of summer. Try planting them with Echinacea, Rudbeckia, Salvia, and Agastache for a tall naturalizing garden to attract a variety of pollinators. You will be mesmerized by the buzzing and fluttering visitors! The seed pods are fun to watch as they open to release their silky seeds. Cut them when the pods are still tightly closed for dried flower arrangements.