NAME: Swamp Milkweed
OTHER COMMON NAMES: Rose Milkweed / Red Milkweed / Swamp Silkweed / White Indian Hemp / Butterfly Weed / Butterfly Milkweed
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Asclepias Incarnata
COLOR: Dark Pink - Mauve
PLANT SEEDS: Fall / Cold stratify 1 month
PLANT HEIGHT: 36 - 60"
PLANT SPACING: 18 - 24"
BLOOM TIME: Summer
HARDINESS ZONE: 3 - 8
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: Sun - Part Shade
SOIL & WATER PREFERENCES: Average - Wet
QUANTITY: 75 Seeds
OTHER: In addition to being beautiful, Milkweed is a very important plant because it is a host for the beloved MONARCH butterfly. Monarch larva feed exclusively on Milkweeds. That means if there is no Milkweed, there would be no Monarchs :( It is also an important nectar plant for bees & other insects. The common name Milkweed was given to this plant because of its milky juice. The scientific name comes from Asclepius, the Greek god of healing, because of the many folk-medicinal uses for the milkweed plants. The dried seed pods are also very interesting for dried arrangements. Swamp Milkweed will enjoy wetlands or the average garden setting.
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Mar 2, 2019
Feb 28, 2019
Arrived quickly. Winter sowing these seeds and hoping for success...so are the Monarch butterflies.
Dec 23, 2018
Sep 4, 2018
Very pretty colored milkweed seeds. Can't wait to get these in the ground.