Asclepias perennis

Aquatic Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed

Apocynaceae

Plant Specifics

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

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Small specimen plant in wet areas.
Considerations:Toxic.
Propagation:Seed.
Availability:Big box stores, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Quality nurseries
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Aquatic ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Aquatic ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
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:Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:Adaptable

Ecology

Wildlife:
Insects:
   

Larval host to the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus), queen butterfly (Danaus gilippus) and soldier butterfly, (Danaus eresimus). Attracts various pollinators including butterflies and bees.

Native Habitats:Marshes, swamps

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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