Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is an exceptional plant for pollinators. This wildflower attracts and supports Hawk moths, Swallowtail butterflies, Fritillaries, Monarchs, skippers, bumblebees and numerous other nectar seekers. Hummingbirds are frequent visitors to this Milkweed. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs exclusively on plants in the Asclepias genus, otherwise known as Milkweeds. You’re sure to see Monarch butterflies when you include milkweed plants in the garden.
A half ounce of our Milkweed seed will contain hundreds of seeds, possibly over one thousand. Perennial seeds have lower germination rates than annual seeds. A 1/2 ounce of seed may result in 20-100+ plants. If you want an instant gratification experience, you should definitely purchase a native plant that’s already mature. Or for an accelerated instant gratification experience, hire the professional eco-landscaping company. We’d love to work with you!
Swamp Milkweed is a great plant for the rain garden setting. Unlike Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) Swamp Asclepias can fit into a more formal motif. Growing any species of Milkweed is a rewarding experience. Recently it seems to be the “gateway drug” to more devoted or in depth native plant and organic gardening. Do you have a loved one who’s curious about the nature around them but inexperienced with natural gardening? A gift of Asclepias incarnata is a really nice idea for such a person.