Swamp Milkweed
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Beautiful Butterfly Magnet with Multiple Uses

Swamp Milkweed is an attractive, herbaceous perennial that has extensive uses. This plant would be perfect for your butterfly garden or those difficult, low spots in your yard (as it thrives in moist conditions).

Your Swamp Milkweed takes its time leafing out in spring, but once it gets going the 6-inch, lance-leaf foliage will fill out your plant nicely, creating a lively addition to your garden.

You'll love the 5-petaled, 1/4-inch flowers that form in clusters each summer. Their delightfully pink color and enchanting fragrance is sure to present a compelling draw for your yard's pollinators.

If you love butterflies, it's a great way to attract them, and Monarchs are especially fond of Milkweed. In fact, it is often planted specifically to encourage Monarchs in a region.

After the flowers have faded, your Swamp Milkweed will form what is often considered a favorite asset of the plant. Unique 4-inch pods follow the flowers, filled with silky white "hair" that casually floats on the wind, carrying the seeds to their new destinations.

The pods are a favorite of young and old alike, with an amazing variety of uses. In its various stages, pods are used as a nematode insecticide, as an adhesive, poison ivy treatment, crafts and even as a food. The list goes on and on for this truly amazing plant.

Like its name implies, Swamp Milkweeds love moist, swampy conditions, but will also adapt to well-drained areas. It's an erect, branching plant.

There are no significant insect or disease issues with the Swamp Milkweed and it naturalizes readily. A truly unique plant that is not only lovely but has a variety of uses, the Swamp Milkweed is a must have for your garden today.

  • Summer Flowers
  • Attracts & Feeds Butterflies, Great 'Host' Plant
  • Extensive Uses
  • Loves Moist Soil

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Swamp Milkweed Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-6
Growing Zones 3-6
More Information
Botanical Name Asclepias incarnata
Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Moist or Wet Soils
Moisture High Moisture
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Pink, White
Foliage Perennial
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Fall (seed heads)