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Fundraiser # 3 - Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed Seed Balls

  • 1450


Swamp Milkweed is an exquisite member of the Asclepias genus and is a host to the Monarch Butterfly. It has dense clusters of bright pink flowers and narrow dark green leaves. It can reach 3'-5' tall. This favorite of the Monarch is a wetland perennial that grows throughout much of the US.  In the Prairies, it is classified as a facultative wetland species, but in most locations, it requires wetland conditions and is not drought tolerant

Ecology

  • This plant is usually classified as an obligate wetland species and needs a location that is moist year round. 
  • Host plant for the Monarch Butterfly
  • Full to partial sun
  • Zones 3-8
  • Rich moist soil
  • Facultative/Obligate
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Sow: Fall through Mid Winter 

Parts of this plant were used by Native Americans medicinally to reduce fertility, cure warts, and to purge intestinal parasites.

A note about seed balls:
Seed balls, also known as seed bombs, protect the seeds from erosion, foraging, and many other factors. This protective property often results in a slower germination cycle. Wildflowers are also highly variable in their germination rates. Please be patient with your seed balls. If you placed them in a suitable location, soil, and climate, when the seeds are ready, they will grow!

OUR PROMISE We guarantee your satisfaction and will provide a full refund or replace your seed balls if your are not satisfied. Just contact us with your questions and we will work out a solution! We want your seed balls to grow!


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