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Asclepias incarnata

Marsh Milkweed

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Asclepias incarnata (Marsh Milkweed)

Plants grow up to five feet in height and offer sweetly scented clusters of rose-pink flowers in summer. All kinds of pollinators find the nectar irresistable and monarch larvae feed on the foliage. Grows naturally in swamps, along streams and ponds and in wet meadows but also grows well in gardens.

Additional Information:


Height
36-48 Inches

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Spread
24-36 Inches

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Deep Pink / Rose


USDA Hardiness Zone 3-7

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum), Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica), Copper Iris (Iris fulva), Rose Mallow (Hibiscus lasiocarpos), Tussock Sedge (Carex stricta)

Characteristics & Attributes

Critter Resistance

Deer Resistant

Hydrologic Designation

OBL

Nature Attracting

Hummingbird
Butterfly

Root

Taproot

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)
Mid (May-June)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
High

Special Uses

Fragrant
Bog

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Butterfly Nectar
Butterfly Host