Asclepias incarnata / Swamp Milkweed


Swamp Milkweed is showy and easy to grow. Rose-pink blooms with honey-sweet aroma and attractive, tapering foliage. Clumping form, non-aggressive.

In the wild, found in wet meadows and open, low ground. Fantastic nectar plant for butterflies and other pollinators. Deer resistant.

Host plant for Monarch butterfly.

Height: 3′    Blooms: June, July

Siting: Average, moist or wet soil, sun to part sun. Tolerates drier conditions.

Deer Resistance: High

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Asclepias incarnata Native Range Map

Larval Host Plant (butterflies):

Larval Host Plant (moths):
Milkweed Tussock
Striped Garden Caterpillar
Unexpected Cycnia

Additional information


Quart, Cube, Three inch pot, Quart