Photographs belong to the photographers who allow use for FNPS purposes only. Please contact the photographer for all other uses.
Aquatic Milkweed, Swamp Milkweed
|Size:||1-3 ft tall by 1 ft wide|
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Evergreen. Blooms periodically from spring to fall. Survives shade but blooms better in part-to-full sun.|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Small specimen plant in wet areas. Does well in bog gardens.|
|Availability:||Big box stores, Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Quality nurseries|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- 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|
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
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures