Red milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

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Red milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Genus:  Asclepias

 

Information below provided by Prairie Nursery

"Easily grown in moist soils in full sun, this native perennial also grows very well in any average, well-drained garden soil. Mature plants form stately clumps with upright stems and long narrow leaves. The clusters of fragrant soft pink flowers, which emit a sweet scent, are followed by attractive seed pods for late season interest.             

A  member of the Asclepias (milkweed) genus, Red Milkweed is a host plant for the caterpillar stage of the Monarch butterfly. The blooms are very popular with pollinators. Hawk moths, Swallowtail butterflies, Greater Fritillaries, Monarch butterflies, skippers, bumble bees and numerous other nectar-seekers will visit this plant - even an occasional hummingbird.

A beautiful addition to any garden. Sunny borders, water features, butterfly gardens, rain gardens, naturalized drainage areas."

 

Care: 

Plant in in full sun, in medium to moist soil. 

Information provided by Prairie Nursery

Overview

Height
3 to 5 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Bees,
Attracts Butterflies
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
Pink Yarrow
Foliage Color
Green
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Perennials

Asclepias incarnata