Asclepias incarnata

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

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

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Rose Or Swamp Milkweed


Plant Specifics

Size:2 to 3.5 ft tall by 1.5 to 2 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink
Phenology:Winter dormant. Blooms spring-summer.
Habitats:Open seepage areas, marshes, marshy areas along streams.


Recommended Uses:Plant in moist to wet areas where it can be grown in large clumps. 
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Clay, Loam, Sand



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