Asclepias incarnata ssp. pulchra - Eastern Swamp Milkweed
DESCRIPTIONEastern Swamp Milkweed
Asclepias incarnata ssp. pulchra
Super showy with big heads of small, fragrant, deep pink-purple flower clusters on a plant offering a bushier form with wider foliage than the closely related A. incarnata. Its long lasting summer bloom is a magnet for butterflies and hummingbirds and it is a crucial plant in the Monarch life cycle.
- Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
- Host and nectar plant for monarch butterflies
- Striking, fragrant bloom
- Thrives in sun and tolerates moist soils
- Outstanding plant form and foliage
Swamps and low meadows; Nova Scotia to Saskatoon, south to Utah, New Mexico and Florida.
Map Credit: The Biota of North America
Map Key: Green (native), Teal (native, adventive), Blue (present), Yellow (present & rare), Red (extinct)
Eastern Swamp Milkweed plays a crucial role in the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly.
Easily grown in average to moist soil, in full sun to partial shade.