Asclepias incarnata, Rose milkweed, also commonly called Red Milkweed, Marsh Milkweed, or Swamp Milkweed. Lovely pink flowers with vanilla fragrance; plays host to several Monarch or Swallowtail butterflies. Like all members of the Asclepias genus, this milkweed is often used by monarch butterflies as a host plant.
This deer-resistant plant grows best in moist soils but will tolerate average soil. Blooms for about a month during mid-summer. Large seed pods form which will break open to reveal seeds that will float away in the wind. Large numbers of Rose Milkweed can often be seen growing in wetland settings. Reintroduce this threatened plant today and help butterflies host their larvae and survive.
NATURALLY GROWN PLANT
3-pack of 6-12″ tall plants.
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