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Asclepias incarnata

Swamp milkweed

Height
Spread
Growth
habit
3-6
4-5'
2-3'
Form                           Lifecycle              Hardiness zone*
Upright, Clumping
Flower
Perennial

Pink Milkweed

APPEARANCE
Bloom time
Bloom color
July-August
Violet/ pinkish
Seed pod
USE FOR
Seasonal interest
ENVIRONMENT
Terminal clusters
Light
Water
Soil
Soil pH
Clay, Loam
Prefers slightly acidic, tolerates average
Soil Preference
Very muddy and wet to average soil
HABITAT & NATIVE RANGE
Wet meadows, prairies, fields, riparian areas, swamps and flood plains around lakes, marshes, and waterways
New England to Georgia, west to Louisiana and Texas, to North Dakota
ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Wet soil
BROWSE TOLERANCE
Clay soil, Wet soil
Tolerance to browse by animals typically happens once plants are established. Young plants may still be quite susceptible.
SUGGESTED MAINTENANCE & COMMON PROBLEMS
Divide every 2-3 years, don't add thick mulch as will cause rot
COMPANION PLANTS
Cardinal flower,Swamp sunflower,Blue mist flower,Tussock sedge,New England aster,Path rush,Soft rush
COMPANION TREES & SHRUBS
NOTES
Button bush

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