swamp milkweed

Asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed)

Botanical Name Asclepias incarnata
Common Name swamp milkweed
Family Apocynaceae
USDA Zone 3 thru 7
Light Requirement Full Sun
Season(s) of interest summer, fall
Height and Spread 4-5ft x 2-3ft (150cm x 90cm)
Flower Color Pink
Attracts Wildlife Provides Food for Birds, Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Attracts Pollinators, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Native to Chicago Region. Great Pollinator Plant, Especially important for Monarch Butterflies. Best in moist soils.
Location in Lurie Garden Northeast Light Plate, North Dark Plate, East Meadow


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