Butterfly flower, or milkweed, is the only plant that monarch butterflies lay eggs on. Use it to draw these gorgeous butterflies in and enjoy their contribution to your garden aesthetic. It's also just a fantastic plant—a carefree native perennial that flowers freely through summer. It carries a subtle fragrance and exciting brightly colored flower clusters that turn into pretty seed pods. It's tall and graceful, perfect for a back border. Asclepias incarnata is Swamp Milkweed, so it'll thrive around a stream, pond or an area water tends to collect in your garden. You should also collect some stems full of blooms or seed pods for fresh or dried bouquets. Asclepias incarnata
Sun Exposure:Full Sun
Height/Habit:4 - 5 feet
Spread:24 - 36 inches
Spacing:24 - 36 inches
Flowering Date:Midsummer to early fall
Planting Instructions:Top of plant should be even with soil level and 45-60 cm apart
Winter Care:Not needed
Flower Form:Milkweed-like blossoms.
Foliage Type:Mid green leaves are lanceolate
Pruning:Removing spent blooms can prolong blooming time.
Soil Requirement:Well drained
Watering Requirement:Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below: