Asclepias incarnata, Swamp Milkweed Seed Balls
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
- 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
- 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!
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