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Soulmate Swamp Milkweed

Asclepias incarnata 'Soulmate'
SKU: HC017431
per Plant - 5" Deep Pot
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Asclepias incarnata 'Soulmate' (Swamp Milkweed) lights up the mid-to-late summer garden with clusters of pink petals surrounding a white heart. This native star attracts and nourishes hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, and pollinators of many shapes and sizes – especially Monarch butterflies. With a sweet vanilla scent, it’s deer and rabbit resistant. This easy-care plant brings as much pleasure to the gardener as it does to the pollinators in sunny borders and meadows with average-to-moist soil.

key features
Botanical Name
Asclepias incarnata 'Soulmate'
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Low Maintenance, Naturalizes, Fragrant, Mass Plantings
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade
Mature Height
36-42" tall
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


Asclepias incarnata 'Soulmate' (Swamp Milkweed) has cheery bright pink flowers and upright stems with long green leaves. It stands at 3-4' tall and is a worthy addition to a sunny border or meadow garden, where this easy-care perennial can provide sweetly scented flowers from mid-to-late summer. Swamp milkweed likes moisture and will tolerate clay soil as well. With a broad native range, Asclepias is a very important plant for the monarch butterfly – it is the host plant essential for the survival of monarch caterpillars, and an important nectar source for mature monarch butterflies. Consider planting several species such as Asclepias tuberosa, A. syriaca, and A. purpurascens to provide plenty of variety for monarchs and non-stop garden color from June to September.

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