Asclepias incarnata

Growing Information

Plant Type: Perennial
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soils: Prefers moist soil, but does well in well-drained garden soil
Bloom Time: Rose-pink; bloom time is June, July
Size: 3-4 feet in height; 2 foot spread

One of the most beautiful of native perennials with clusters of upturned pink-purple flowers. Pods contain seeds with silky parachutes that are dispersed by the wind.

Garden Companions

Wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa), Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum), Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)

Nature Benefits

• Host plant and highly preferred by the monarch butterfly caterpillar
• Pollinator favorite!

Native Habitat

Occurs in sunny openings of freshwater wetlands, stream banks and ditches.

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