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|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Botanical Name||Asclepias incarnata|
|Mature Height||4 - 5 Feet|
|Mature Spread||2 - 3 Feet|
|Soil Type||Moist or Wet Soils|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Pink, White|
|Fruiting Time||Fall (seed heads)|