Asclepias incarnata

Rose Or Swamp Milkweed

Apocynaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Flower
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink
Fruit Color:NA
Phenology:Winter dormant
Noted for:Showy flowers

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Plant in wet areas where it can be grown in large clumps. Grows naturally in floodplains.
Considerations:Toxic.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Friends, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Neutral to slightly acidic

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
   

Larval host to the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus) and soldier butterfly, (Danaus eresimus). Attracts many pollinators, especially native bees.

Native Habitats:Open seepage areas, marshes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 11 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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