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Rose Milkweed - Asclepias incarnata

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Phonetic: as-KLEE-pee-as in-kar-NAH-tuh

Third photo courtesy of Leonardo DaSilva

Rose Milkweed is an exceptional plant for pollinators, attracting Hawk moths, Swallowtail butterflies, Fritillaries, Monarchs, skippers, bumble bees and numerous other nectar seekers - even an occasional hummingbird. Monarch butterflies lay their eggs exclusively on plants in the Asclepias genus, otherwise known as milkweeds. This milkweed will thrive in average garden soil. The 3-5 foot plant forms a stately clump with upright stems, long narrow leaves and clusters of fragrant pink flowers - followed by attractive seed pods for late season interest. The pods split open when ripe releasing their silky-haired seeds to the wind.

  • Hardiness Zone:  3-8
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Flower Color:  Pink
  • Bloom Time:  June, July
  • Soil Type:  Moist - Wet
  • Mature Plant Size:  3-5'H, 2-3'W
  • Plant Spacing:  2'
  • Host Plant:  Monarch and Queen Butterfly
  • Attracts:  Bees, Birds, Butterflies
  • Advantages:  Deer resistant, fragrant, tolerates clay soil
  • Landscape Uses:  Butterfly garden, cottage gardens, perennial borders, pond and stream edges, wet meadows
  • Companion Plants:  Blue Flag Iris, Cardinal Flower, Common Boneset, Great Blue Lobelia, New England Aster, Scarlet Bee Balm
  • Deer Resistant