Deep green foliage lines upright stems that end with masses of lightly fragrant, white flowers. It is perfect for grouping in the back of the border where it will attract countless hummingbirds and butterflies. It is also larval host plant for Monarchs, Grey Hairstreak and Queens. This perennial does best in full sun to partial shade, though it is quite adaptable. It prefers average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water.
Attracts butterflies and other beneficial insects
Nectar laden blooms attract hummingbirds
Important host plant for Monarch butterflies
Makes a long-lasting cut flower; Deer resistant
Thrives in moist to wet sunny areas
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Monarch caterpillars feed exclusively on milkweed foliage and adult butterflies feed on the nectar. Due to loss of habitat milkweed is not as common as it once was. Adding Milkweeds like 'Ice Ballet' is essential for keeping Monarchs in our landscapes.
Swamp milkweed, true to its name, prefers consistently moist soil, but performs admirably in average, well-drained gardens as well. Full sun is best and some shade is tolerated, though blooming time and color may suffer.