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Perennials

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Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed

Also called Red Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata is a favorite food source for many species of butterflies, including the Monarch. A native perennial that prefers moist soils, it is an adaptable and beautiful addition to any border garden.

Exposure:

Sun, Part Sun

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Height:

3-4 Feet

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Spread:

2 Feet

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Hardiness Zone:

3-9

Characteristics & Attributes for Asclepias incarnata

Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Disease Resistant
Cut Flower
Native
Attractive Foliage
Low Maintenance
Upright
Fragrant
Fast Grower
Flower Color
Pink
Foliage Color
Green
Best Usage
Naturalizing
Mass Planting
Border or Bed
Water's Edge or Bog
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist
Good Drainage
Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Growth Rate
Fast
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