Rose/Swamp Milkweed
Rose/Swamp Milkweed freeshipping - Rochester Pollinators
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Rose/Swamp Milkweed

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Sun Exposure: Full, Partial
Soil Moisture: Wet, Medium-Wet, Medium
Height: 4'
Bloom Time: June, July, August 
Bloom Color: pink
Resistance: Deer
Attracts: butterflies, bees, hummingbirds
Pollinator Benefit: Larval Host for Monarch and Queen butterflies; excellent nectar source for other pollinators; Xerces Society identifies as Special Value to Native Bees and Bumble Bees

Rose Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) is also commonly called Red Milkweed, Marsh Milkweed, or Swamp Milkweed. That lovely vanilla fragrance you detect coming from large rosy pink flowers possibly hosting several Monarch or Swallowtail butterflies is Rose Milkweed. This deer-resistant plant grows best in moist but will tolerate average soils, and blooms for about a month mid-summer. Later, large pods form which will break open to reveal seeds that will float away in the wind.

Help save the Monarch butterfly by planting Rose/Swamp Milkweed. This is a good type to plant in your home garden. Monarch's love them and lay their eggs on the leaves.