Common name: Swamp Milkweed, Rose Milkweed
Scientific name: Asclepias incarnata
Family name: Milkweed (Asclepiadaceae)
Attracts: butterflies, bees, insects
Host plant to: Monarch butterfly
Native range: eastern and central North America
Habitat: found in wet soils, and will grow in not too dry garden soils
Height: 2 to 5 feet
Light needed: sun, part shade
Hardiness zones: 3 to 9
Bloom period: summer (July)
Bloom color: pink to red
Growing Tips: easy to grow from seed
Description: This clumping perennial produces typical milkweed pods in the fall.
Photo credit: Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
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