Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)


Also called Rose, Red, or Marsh Milkweed, this species has a lovely vanilla scent and is deer-resistant. It thrives in wet soils but will tolerate average oils as well. The flowers are a favorite of various butterfly species, including monarchs and swallowtails. It is one of many native milkweed species that monarch butterfly larvae use as a source of food. The milkweed contains a toxic compound that once consumed makes the butterfly unpalatable to predators throughout its lifecycle. Milkweeds like this species also have medicinal applications and have been used in salves and infusions for various applications. However, they should be prepared with caution due to the plants inherent toxicity.

Plants are currently provided in gallon-sized plastic pots donated to our nursery by community members.

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Special Features

Host Plants, Medicinal, Pollinator Favorites


Full, Partial


Average, Wet



Bloom Color


Bloom Time

August, July

Native Plant Category