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Red milkweed

Asclepias incarnata

 

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.”

 

CarePlant in in full sun, in medium to moist soil. Information provided by Prairie Nursery

  • Genus : Asclepias
  • Zones : 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Characteristics : Attracts Bees
  • Tolerance : Deer Tolerant
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Foliage Color : Green
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium to Wet
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Flower Color : Pink
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest

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