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Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata 500 Seeds USA Company

Swamp Milkweed Asclepias incarnata 500 Seeds USA Company

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Asclepias incarnata, also known as swamp milkweed or rose milkweed, is a species of milkweed native to North America. It's an herbaceous perennial plant that typically grows in moist to wet habitats such as marshes, swamps, and wet meadows.

Swamp milkweed usually reaches heights of 3 to 5 feet (about 1 to 1.5 meters) and features lance-shaped leaves arranged in pairs along the stem. Its flowers are borne in clusters at the top of the stems and are known for their striking pink to purplish coloration. These flowers are highly attractive to a variety of pollinators, including butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.

One of the notable features of Asclepias incarnata is its importance as a host plant for monarch butterflies. Monarch caterpillars feed exclusively on milkweed plants, including swamp milkweed, during their larval stage. As a result, cultivating swamp milkweed in gardens or conserving it in natural habitats can help support monarch populations. Hardy in zones 3-6.


Growing Instructions for the Swamp Milkweed


The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted outdoors in the fall or winter for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year. 1. Put the seeds in a ziplock bag. 3. Put the bag in the refrigerator and leave it there for 4 weeks. 2. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet. 3. Put the seeds on the soil. 4. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. 5. Water the seeds. 6. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun or part shade 7. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.


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