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Swamp Milkweed Seeds

$4.00

Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a beautiful American wildflower, delightful garden plant and a perennial plant native to North America.
Known for its attractive pink or purple flowers, which bloom from mid-summer to early fall. Swamp milkweed is an important plant for monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus).

Swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is a beautiful American wildflower, delightful garden plant and a perennial plant native to North America.
These swamp milkweed seeds grow to have attractive pink or purple flowers, which bloom from mid-summer to early fall. Swamp milkweed is an important plant for monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus).

Monarchs rely on milkweed as a primary food source for their larvae, and swamp milkweed is one of the preferred species for monarchs to lay their eggs on.
The monarch butterfly one of the few animals that can safely consume milkweed plants as it contain toxins that make them unpalatable to most animals.
The flowers produce a sweet nectar that is highly attractive to monarchs and other pollinators, and the plant is an important source of food for monarchs during the summer and fall months when other nectar sources may be scarce.

Swamp milkweed is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 3-9. It typically grows in wetland areas, but it can also thrive in well-drained soils as long as it has access to plenty of moisture. Milkweed prefers full sun and can tolerate partial shade, although it may not flower as heavily in shaded areas.

It can reach to heights of 2-4 feet and has a spread of about 1-2 feet. The plant has a clumping growth habit and can form colonies over time.

Milkweed is relatively low maintenance and is not prone to many pest or disease problems. It is a good choice for gardeners who are looking to attract butterflies and other pollinators to their gardens, as the flowers produce a nectar that is highly attractive to these insects.

 

 

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